Little Auk

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Little Auk
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Alcidae
Genus: Alle
Link, 1806
Species: A. alle
Binomial name
Alle alle
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Little Auk, or Dovekie (Alle alle), is a small auk, the only member of the genus, Alle. It breeds on islands in the high Arctic. There are two subspecies: A. a. alle breeds in Greenland, Iceland, Novaya Zemlya and Spitsbergen, and A. a. polaris on Franz Josef Land.