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Puffins Auks and Murres: Alcidae - Diet

eat primarily food family

Large members of the auk family, including murres, razorbills, puffins, and guillemots, eat primarily small fish. They sometimes also eat invertebrates, animals without backbones, such as squid and crustaceans. Smaller members of the family, such as the dovekie, eat primarily marine invertebrates such as crustaceans and mollusks. Many species fly far out over the ocean in search of food. Auks and their relatives capture food by resting on the surface of the water and then diving down after prey, propelling themselves forward with their wings.


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