Great Auk

Pinguinus impennis - Grand Pingouin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pinguinus

  • Species
    :

    impennis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Grand Pingouin,
  • Alca Gigante,
  • Torda-grande,
  • Riesenalk,
  • óriásalka,
  • Reuzenalk,
  • Alca impenne,
  • Garfågel,
  • Geirfugl,
  • alka veľká,
  • alka velká,
  • Gejrfugl,
  • siivetönruokki,
  • alca gegant,
  • Geirfugl,
  • alka olbrzymia,
  • milzu alks,
  • orjaška njorka,
  • Бескрылая гагарка,
  • オオウミガラス,
  • 大海雀,
  • 大海雀,

Habitat

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

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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