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Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata)
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Articles on Rhinoceros Auklets
  • Noda, T., Kikuchi, D.M., Takahashi, A., Mitamura, H. & Arai, N. (2016) "Pitching stability of diving seabirds during underwater locomotion: a comparison among  alcids and a penguin" Anim Biotelemetry 4:10
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40317-016-0102-y
  • Vilchis, L.I., Johnson, C.K., Evenson, J.R., Pearson, S.F., Barry, K.L., Davidson, P., Raphael, M.G. & Gaydos, J.K. (2014) "Assessing ecological correlates of marine bird declines to inform marine conservation" Conservation Biology 29(1):154-163
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12378
  • McGowan, J., Hines, E., Elliott, M., Howar, J., Dransfield, A., Nur, N. & Jahncke, J. (2013) "Using Seabird Habitat Modeling to Inform Marine Spatial Planning in Central California’s National Marine Sanctuaries" PLoS ONE 8(8): e71406
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071406
  • Slater, L. & Byrd, G.V. (2009) "Status, trends, and patterns of covariation of breeding seabirds at St Lazaria Island, Southeast Alaska, 1994–2006" Journal of Biogeography 36(3):465-475
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.02050.x
  • Burger, A.E., Hitchcock, C.L., Stewart, E.A. & Davoren, G.K. (2008) "Coexistence and spatial distributions of Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) and other alcids off southwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia" Auk 125(1):192–204
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/auk.2008.125.1.192
  • Österblom, H., Olsson, O., Blenckner, T. & Furness, R.W. (2008) "Junk-food in marine ecosystems" Oikos 117(7):967-977
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2008.16501.x
  • Mills, K.L., Laidig, T., Ralston, S. & Sydeman, W.J. (2007) "Diets of top predators indicate pelagic juvenile rockfish (Sebastes spp.) abundance in the California Current System" Fisheries Oceanography 16(3):273-283
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2419.2007.00429.x
  • Parrish, J.K., Bond, N., Nevins, H., Mantua, N., Loeffel, R., Peterson, W.T. & Harvey, J.T. (2007) "Beached birds and physical forcing in the California Current System" Mar Ecol Prog Ser 352: 275-288
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07077
  • Watanuki, Y., Wanless, S., Harris, M.P., Lovvorn, J.R., Miyazaki, M., Tanaka, H. & Sato, K. (2006) "Swim speeds and stroke patterns in wing-propelled divers: a comparison among alcids and a penguin" J. Exp. Biol. 209(7):1217-1230
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.02128
  • Lance, M.M. & Thompson, C.W. (2005) "Overlap in diets and foraging of Common Murres (Uria aalge) and Rhinoceros Auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata) after the breeding season" The Auk 122(3):887-901
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1642/0004-8038(2005)122[0887:OIDAFO]2.0.CO;2
  • Lovvorn, J. R., Liggins, G. A., Borstat, M. H., Calisal, S. M. & Mikkelsen, J. (2001) "Hydrodynamic drag of diving birds: effects of body size, body shape and feathers at steady speeds" J. Exp. Biol. 204(9):1547-1557
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    http://jeb.biologists.org/content/204/9/1547
  • Paine, R.T., Wootton, J.T. & Boersma, P.D. (1990) "Direct and Indirect Effects of Peregrine Falcon Predation on Seabird Abundance" The Auk 107(1):1-9
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    https://sora.unm.edu/node/24790

Researchers

Noda, T., Kikuchi, D.M., Takahashi, A., Mitamura, H., Arai, N., Vilchis, L.I., Johnson, C.K., Evenson, J.R., Pearson, S.F., Barry, K.L., Davidson, P., Raphael, M.G., Gaydos, J.K., McGowan, J., Hines, E., Elliott, M., Howar, J., Dransfield, A., Nur, N., Jahncke, J., Österblom, H., Olsson, O., Blenckner, T., Furness, R.W., Parrish, J.K., Bond, N., Nevins, H., Mantua, N., Loeffel, R., Peterson, W.T., Harvey, J.T., Watanuki, Y., Wanless, S., Harris, M.P., Lovvorn, J.R., Miyazaki, M., Tanaka, H., Sato, K., Lance, M.M., Thompson, C.W., Liggins, G.A. , Borstat, M.H. , Calisal, S.M. , Mikkelsen, J. , Paine, R.T., Wootton, J.T., Boersma, P.D., ...


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  • Wikipedia - Rhinoceros Auklet is a seabird and a close relative of the puffins. It is the only living species of the genus Cerorhinca. Given its close relationship with the puffins, the common name rhinoceros puffin has been proposed for the species. It ranges widely across the North Pacific, feeding on small fish and nesting in seabird colonies. Its name is derived from a horn-like extension of the beak. This horn is only present in breeding adults, and like the elaborate sheath on the bill of puffins is shed every year. The rhinoceros auklet (also known as the rhino auklet, horn-billed puffin, or unicorn puffin), is a medium-sized auk with a large, strong, orange/brown bill (with the 'horn' protruding from it). The plumage is dark on top and paler below; breeding adults (both male and female) possess white plumes above the eyes and behind the bill. Males are slightly larger than females (about 10% in mass).