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Least Auklet

Aethia pusilla (Pallas, 1811)

The Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla) is a seabird and the smallest species of auk. It is the most abundant seabird in North America, and one of the most abundant in the world, with a population of around nine million birds. They breed on the islands of Alaska and Siberia, and spend the winter close to the edge of the ice sheet. Their largest colonies are on the Aleutian Islands, St. Lawrence Island and Little Diomede Island. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Alcidae
Genus:
  Aethia

Scientific:
  Aethia pusilla

Citation:
  (Pallas, 1811)

Reference:
  Zoogr.Rosso-Asiat. 2 p.373

Protonym:
  Uria pusilla

Avibase ID:
  044509DAF1E58241

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/044509DA

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177020

Geographic range:

  • Aethia pusilla: Breeds e Siberia and w Alaska; winters south to n Japan
English:
Least Auklet
Czech:
alkounek nejmenší
German:
Zwergalk
Danish:
Lille Dværgalk
Spanish:
Mérgulo Mínimo
Finnish:
pikkukiislanen
French:
Starique minuscule
Icelandic:
Dvergklumba
Italian:
Alchetta minuta
Japanese:
koumisuzume
Japanese:
コウミスズメ
Dutch:
Dwergalk
Norwegian:
Flekkdvergalke
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Flekkdvergalke
Polish:
nurniczek malutki
Portuguese:
Mérgulo-anão
Russian:
Конюга-крошка
Slovak:
kosierkár drobný
Swedish:
dvärgalka
Ukrainian:
Конюга-крихітка
Chinese:
小海雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Simorhynchus pusillus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Starique minuscule ( Aethia pusilla)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Starique minuscule ( Aethia pusilla)
Clements 1st edition:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Clements 3rd edition:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Clements 4th edition:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
eBird version 1.50:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Oriental Bird Club:
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
James Lee Peters:
Aethia pusilla
James Lee Peters (original):
Aethia pusilla
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aethia pusilla
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Least Auklet ( Aethia pusilla)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aethia pusilla
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aethia pusilla

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Catalan: Gavotí menut
Czech: Alkounek nejmenší
Danish: Lille Dværgalk
German: Zwergalk, Zwerg-Alk
English: Knob-billed Auk, Least Auklet
English (IOC): Least Auklet
Spanish: Alcita Pequeña, Mérgulo Minimo, Mérgulo Mínimo
Spanish (Spain): Mérgulo Mínimo
Spanish (HBW): Least Auklet
Estonian: kääbusörd
Finnish: Pikkukiislanen
French: Alque minuscule, Starique minuscule
Croatian: Patuljasta njorčica
Hungarian: törpealka
Icelandic: Dvergklumba
Italian: Alca minima, Alchetta minuta
Japanese: ko umi-suzume, koumisuzume, Ko-umisuzume
Japanese: コウミスズメ
Japanese (Kanji): 小海雀
Korean:  작은바다오리, 작은바다오리, 흰수염작은바다오리
Korean (Transliteration): jageun-bada-ori
Scientific: Aethia pusilla, Simorhynchus pusillus, Uria pusilla
Lithuanian: Alkelė, Alkutė, mažoji alkelė
Latvian: punduralks
Dutch: Dwergalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Flekkdvergalke
Norwegian: Flekkdvergalke
Polish: nurniczek malutki
Pinyin: xiǎo hǎi-què, zhì hǎi-què
Portuguese: Mérgulo-anão
Russian: Конюга-крошка
Slovak: kosierkár drobný
Serbian: Patuljasta njorčica
Swedish: Dvärgalka
Turkish: Cüce Alk
Ukrainian: Конюга-крихітка
Chinese: 小海雀, 稚海雀
Chinese (Traditional): 小海雀, 稚海雀, 穉海雀

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