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Photo by martinuk
St Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, June 2003
Fratercula corniculata


  • Bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip
  • Small fleshy black "horn" above their eyes
  • White face
    • Dark line extending from the back of the eye
  • Red feet


Siberia, Alaska and British Columbia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Rocky coastal areas



Nest are built in burrows, in rocky cavities or among rocks.


Includes fish, squid and crustaceans.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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