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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcidae — the puffins.

Etymologies

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Latin fratercula ("little brother")

Examples

  • A similar physiological system is used in some seabirds, such as the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), a vital oily food in the diet of the former inhabitants of the North Atlantic island of St. Kilda [5].

    Conservation of arctic species

  • Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), dovekie (little auk), razorbills (Alca torda), and black guillemots are legally hunted in Labrador.

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic

  • Because of the length of coastline associated with this ecoregion, the area also supports a great variety of seabirds like murre (Uria spp.), eider (Somateria spp.), tern (Sterna spp.), and puffin (Fratercula spp.).

    Eastern Canadian forests

  • This includes the world's largest colony of northern gannet Morus bassanus - 60,428 pairs in 1999/2000, 23.6% of the northeastern Atlantic population; the largest and oldest British colony of northern fulmar Fulmaris glacialis (67,000 pairs); and 30% of the British population of the Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica (135,732 pairs).

    St Kilda (Hirta) National Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

  • _Fratercula cirrhata_, a black guillemot (_Una grylle_ var. _columba_), a species of cormorant (Phalocrocorax) and a sort of gull (Larus).

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • Their preferred species were northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis), pelagic cormorants (P. pelagicus), thick-billed murres, horned puffins (Fratercula corniculata), tufted puffins (F. cirrhata), and glaucous-winged gulls (Larus glaucescens).

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic

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