1205. Cerorhyncha monocerata

1205. HORNBILLED Puffin.
CERORHYNCHA MONOCERATA.
Cerorhyncha monocerata (Pall.), Zoogr. Ross. As. ii. p. 362 (1811) ; (Tacz.), F. O. Sib. O. p. 1241 ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 283 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 609 ; Ridgway, p. 12.
Male ad. (Japan). Upper parts generally, wings, and tail black ; sides of head, chin, neck, and upper breast, flanks, and under wing-coverts brownish smoke-grey ; rest of under parts white from the gape, and also from behind the eye a line of long narrow white feathers ; bill orange-yellow, the cutting edges of the mandibles dusky ; ridge of culmen and anterior and posterior edges of horn black, comer of mouth white ; legs and feet whitish yellow, dusky at the joints, the back of metatarsi and soles blackish. Gape 1.76, wing 7.4, tail 2.0, tarsus 1.25 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. North Pacific from Kamchatka to Japan ; the Com mander Isles, the coasts of Russian Manchuria to Sidemi ; Alaska to Southern California.
In habits it is said to resemble the Puffins. I do not find any description of its nidification, but 2 eggs in my collection are dull chalky white, and measure 2.72 by 1.77 and 2.56 by 1.92 respectively.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1205. Cerorhyncha monocerata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1205
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
871
Common name: 
Hornbilled Puffin
M_ID: 
4756
M_CN: 
Rhinoceros Auklet
M_SN: 
Cerorhinca monocerata
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10378

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