How to use Auks in a sentence

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  • 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.

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  • Behind the station, the mountains are home to thousands of pairs of nesting Little auks.

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  • Sea-watching produced a few large auks, a Sooty Shearwater, a blue phase Fulmar and a few Kittiwakes.

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  • The crossing was a bit lively at first and it was very difficult to see any birds, however a few auks went past.

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  • Perhaps a slower growth rate and later fledging compared to other auks may benefit Puffin chicks.

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  • 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.).

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  • 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.

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