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This section is currently predominantly used in Wildpro to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. Although it identifies that taxonomic interrelationships of species (see "header") it does not currently contain detailed information on the bird species itself. As Wildpro is developed, we will gradually convert these pages into full Species pages.
The taxonomy of birds is still under review and the A World Checklist of Birds by Burt L. Monroe, Jr and Charles G. Sibley (B89) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.
|Distribution||Northern Holarctic; winters to Mediterranean, West Indies (B89)|
|Habitat||Breeding - "Sea cliffs and rocky slopes near ocean, most common in the High Arctic." (B163)|
|Further Information||Length: 19-21 cm, wingspan
34-38 cm. (B164)
Note: between dives, often floats rather low in the water, with wings slightly dragging in the water, otherwise floats higher. (B164)
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