Whiskered Auklet

Aethia pygmaea

Whiskered auklets flock together while feeding and both parents carry plankton back in their throat pouches to their young. Nests are located in rocky crevices on ledges that are very difficult for predators such as gulls, falcons, foxes, and rats to reach.

Social structure: Colonies

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 7.5 in
habitatHabitat: Ocean and rocky ledges
dietDiet: Zooplankton