Little auk

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Little auk
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Alcidae
Genus: Alle
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A. alle
Binomial name
Alle alle
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Alca 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Alle alle". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.