Annotated List of the Seabirds of the World - Auks

Conservation rankings are from the preliminary guidelines set out by BirdLife International and posted to Seabirds Internet discussion group by John Cooper.


Alcids or Auks

Alle alle Dovekie
A. a. alle
A. a. polaris
Also known as Little Auk

Uria aalge Common Murre
U. a. aalge
U. a. albionis
U. a. hyperborea
U. a. inorata
U. a. californica
Note, subspecific taxonomy complex and uncertain.
Also known as Common Guillemot or Thin-billed Murre

Uria lomvia Thick-billed Murre
U. l. lomvia
U. l. eleonorae
U. l. heckeri
U. l. arra
Also known as Brunnich's Guillemot

Alca torda Razorbill
A. t. torda

A. t. islandica
Also known as Razor-billed Auk

Pinguinus impennis Great Auk (BELIEVED EXTINCT)

Cepphus grylle Black Guillemot
C. g. grylle
C. g. mandtii
C. g. arcticus
C. g. islandicus
C. g. faeroeensis
Also known as Tystie

Cepphus columba Pigeon Guillemot
C. c. columba
C. c. snowi
C. c. kiaurka
C. c. adianta
C. c. eureka
Also known as Sea Pigeon

Cepphus carbo Spectacled Guillemot
Also known as Sooty Guillemot or Bridled Guillemot

Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet (NEAR THREATENED)

Brachyramphus perdix Long-billed Murrelet
Formally grouped with Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus brevirostris Kittlitz's Murrelet
Also known as Short-billed Murrelet

Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Xantus's Murrelet (NEAR THREATENED)
S. h. scrippsi
S. h. hypoleucus
Also known as Scripps's Murrelet

Synthliboramphus craveri Craveri's Murrelet (NEAR THREATENED)

Synthliboramphus antiquus Ancient Murrelet
S. a. antiquus
S. a. microrhynchos
Also known as Black-throated Murrelet or Gray-headed Murrelet

Synthliboramphus wumizusume Japanese Murrelet (VULNERABLE)
Also known as Crested Murrelet

Ptychoramphus aleuticus Cassin's Auklet
P. a. aleuticus
P. a. australis
Also known as Aleutian Auk

Cyclorrhynchus psittacula Parakeet Auklet

Aethia cristatella Crested Auklet

Aethia pygmaea Whiskered Auklet
A. p. pygmaea
A. p. camtschatica (justified?)
Also known as Pygmy Auklet

Aethia pusilla Least Auklet
Also known as Knob-billed Auklet

Cerorhinca monocerata Rhinoceros Auklet
Also known as Horn-billed Auklet or Unicorn Auklet

Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin
F. a. arctica
F. a. naumanni
F. a. grabae
Also known as Common Puffin

Fratercula corniculata Horned Puffin

Fratercula cirrhata Tufted Puffin

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