Aethia psittacula (Parakeet Auklet)

Parakeet Auklet

Dutch: Papegaaialk

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Alcidae
Genus: Aethia
Species: Aethia psittacula

Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 57 mm
Length cranium: 31 mm
Width (cranium): 23 mm
Height (cranium): 26 mm
Alternative names: Rotschnabelalk (German), Starique perroquet (French), Mérgulo Periquito (Spanish)