1201. Simorhynchus cristatellus

1201. Crested Auk.
SIMORHYNCHUS CRISTATELLUS.
Simorhynchus cristatellus (Pall.), Spic. Zool. fasc. 5, p. 20, pls. 3 and 5, figs. 7-9 (1769) ; (Schrenck), Reis. Amur. L. i. p. 500 pl. xvi. figs. 4, 5 (1859) ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 602 ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 285 ; Ridgway, p. 13 ; S. tetraculus (Pall.), op. cit. p. 23, pls. iv. v. figs. 10-12 (1769).
Eturop-umi-suzumi, Jap.
Male ad. (Bering Island). Upper parts blackish tinged with slaty brown ; under parts dull slate-grey ; wings and tail blackish ; on the fore¬head a large black recurved crest, and a white streak through and behind the eye where these feathers are much elongated ; basal portion of both mandibles bright orange, extremity light bluish horn ; inside of mouth flesh-colour ; legs and feet bluish slate, the webs darker ; iris nearly white. Culmen from feathers 0.5, wing 5.6, tail 1.65, tarsus 1.1 inch.
Hab. North Pacific from Kamchatka to the Commander and Kurile Islands, and Japan ; Alaska. In habits not differing from its allies. It breeds in deep crevices in and under the rocks, depositing in June chalky white eggs, which vary in size from 2.06 by 1.50 to 2.31 by 1.61.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1201. Simorhynchus cristatellus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1201
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
869
Common name: 
Crested Auk
M_ID: 
4754
M_CN: 
Crested Auklet
M_SN: 
Aethia cristatella
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10176

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