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Great auk

Large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts; extinct.  Synonym: Pinguinus impennis.

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"Great auk" Quotes from Famous Books

... easily support abundance of this big game, together with geese, duck and curlews. It is wrong to say that such people can safely have their fling for a few years more. None of the nobler forms of wild life have any chance against modern facilities of uncontrolled destruction. What happened to the great auk and the Labrador duck in the Gulf? What happened to the musk-ox in Greenland? What is happening everywhere to every form of beneficial and preservable wild life that is not being actively protected to-day? Then, ...
— Supplement to Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador • William Wood

Words linked to "Great auk" :   Pinguinus impennis, Pinguinus, genus Pinguinus, auk

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