How to use Auks in a sentence
He was, indeed, the first to show clearly the relationship of the heron-like birds with the Steganopodes; of storklike birds with the American vultures; the great difference between the latter and the other birds of prey; the connexion of the gulls and auks with the plovers, and that of the sand-grouse with the From Newton's FIG.
Behind the station, the mountains are home to thousands of pairs of nesting Little auks.
Sea-watching produced a few large auks, a Sooty Shearwater, a blue phase Fulmar and a few Kittiwakes.
The crossing was a bit lively at first and it was very difficult to see any birds, however a few auks went past.
Perhaps a slower growth rate and later fledging compared to other auks may benefit Puffin chicks.Advertisement
First he failed to see the great structural difference between the penguins (which Illiger had placed as a group, Impennes, of equal rank to his other families) and the auks, divers and grebes, Pygopodes - combining all of them to form a "Typus " (to use his term) Urinatores; and secondly he admitted among the Natatores, though as a distinct " Typus " Podoidae, the genera Podoa and Fulica, which are now known to belong to the Rallidae - the latter indeed (see Cool') being but very slightly removed from the moorhen (q.v.).
Finally divers, auks and penguins, according to him, form the last term in the series, and it seems fit to him that they should be regarded as forming a separate order.