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little auk, dovekie, Plautus alle(noun)
small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions
A dovekie, a bird of the species Alle alle.
The Little Auk, or Dovekie, is a small auk, the only member of the genus Alle. It breeds on islands in the high Arctic. There are two subspecies: A. a. alle breeds in Greenland, Iceland, Novaya Zemlya and Spitsbergen, and A. a. polaris on Franz Josef Land.
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