Cassin's Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) - HBW 3, p. 717
French: Starique de Cassin
Spanish: Mérgulo Sombrío
Other common names: Aleutian Auk
Taxonomy: Uria Aleutica Pallas, 1811, north Pacific Ocean.
Apparent racial variation may be clinal. Two subspecies provisionally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- aleuticus (Pallas, 1811) - Aleutian Is to SW & SE Alaska, then S to N Baja California (San Geronimo, San Martin and Guadalupe Is).
- australis van Rossem, 1939 - W Baja California from San Benito Is S to Asuncion and San Roque Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A juvenile in the hand having just been extracted from its nesting burrow by an authorised handler Locality San Benito Islands, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp australis)
Greg Baker 10 April 2013 2 years ago 31 sec 4.1
Locality Scorpion Rock, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Alexander Lees 19 April 2001 47 weeks ago 4.4
Taken from a boat on a Pelagic Tour
Locality Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Alexander Viduetsky 4 June 2011 3 years ago 3.5
Two birds chased from the water by surfacing orcas
Locality Juneau, Alaska, USA (United States)
Robert Wynands 17 July 1997 5 years ago 2.5
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