Little Auk

Alle alle - Mergule nain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alle

  • Species
    :

    alle

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 19 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 40 à 48 cm.
  • Weight
    : 140 à 170 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Little Auk (Alle alle) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Alle alle alle (Baffin I.. Canada. to Novaya Zemlya (nw Russia))
  • Alle alle polaris (Frans Josef Land. Russia. to St. Lawrence I. (Alaska))

Foreign names

  • Mergule nain,
  • Mérgulo Atlántico,
  • Torda-miúda,
  • Krabbentaucher,
  • alkabukó,
  • Kleine Alk,
  • Gazza marina minore,
  • Alkekung,
  • Alkekonge,
  • alkovec drobný,
  • alkoun malý,
  • Søkonge,
  • pikkuruokki,
  • gavotí atlàntic,
  • Haftyrðill,
  • alczyk,
  • mazais alks,
  • rakovičar,
  • Люрик,
  • ヒメウミスズメ,
  • 侏海雀,
  • 小海烏,

Voice song and cries

Mergule nain
adult breeding

Habitat

Mergule nain
adult

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

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