Great-auk sentence example

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  • Kitchen-middens of England, Ireland and Denmark reveal the existence of the capercally, Tetrao urogallus, and of the great auk or gare-fowl, Alca impennis; both species long since vanished from those countries.
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  • A special interest attaches to the great auk (Alca impennis), owing to its recent extinction and the value of its eggs to collectors.
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  • The last indisputable great auk to be taken from St Kilda was in 1821.
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