French: Macareux cornu German: Hornlund Spanish: Frailecillo corniculado
J. F. Naumann
Wrangel I, Heard I and coasts of Chukotskiy Peninsula S through Kamchatka and Commander Is to Sea of Okhotsk, Sakhalin and N Kuril Is, and N & W Alaska (near Barrow; Cape Lisburne and Diomede Is) S through Bering Sea to Aleutians and E through Gulf of Alaska S to British Columbia (Queen Charlotte Is). Chiefly pelagic in winter, dispersing over a large area of the central North Pacific.
36–41 cm; 612 g; wingspan 56–58 cm. Large, triangular red-tipped yellow bill, laterally compressed, with orangy rictal rosette at gape, yellowish mouth and tongue... read more
Generally silent at sea. At breeding colonies, a low-pitched mooing growl usually comprising a few... read more
Marine, occurring along sea coasts on rocky cliffs and offshore islands. Breeds mainly on rocky... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly an inshore feeder during the breeding season, usually within 1–2 km from shore, but sometimes 16 km or more out.... read more
Spring arrival and start of breeding variable, with major movement through Bering Sea during May and reoccupation of colonies usually mid-... read more
Winters over a broad area of the central North Pacific, generally over deep oceanic waters. It is... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). The global population is not known precisely, in part because many of the colonies are remote and the birds nest in rock crevices,... read more
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