- any of several small auks of the coasts of the North Pacific, as Aethia cristatella (crested auklet), having a crest of recurved plumes.
Origin of auklet
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This Auklet is fairly abundant on the Farallones, breeding on the lower portions of the island.The Bird Book
Chester A. Reed
- any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus
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