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Puffins Auks and Murres: Alcidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Common Murre (uria Aalge): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, PUFFINS AUKS MURRES AND PEOPLE

COMMON MURRE (Uria aalge): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
PUFFIN (Fratercula arctica): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GREAT AUK (Pinguinus impennis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Auks and their relatives are found in the Northern Hemisphere, in oceanic habitats in the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific.


Auks and their relatives are found in cold ocean waters. They breed in seashore areas such as shorelines, seaside cliffs, and, in some species, coastal forests.

Several species are hunted in large numbers in parts of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska.

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