Name:

Great Auk

Species Type:

Invertebrate

Region:

Arctic/Antarctic

Water Type:

Salt

Description:

Non-flying bird that swam and dived; casualty of depletion of fishing grounds

Related Image:

external image great_auk.gif


Once common, a flightless North American bird, extinct by the 1840s. This image an aquatint by John James Audubon (1838)
Image ID: 2111

Record ID: 40