Auklet, Cassin bird picturesCASSIN AUKLET
16. Ptychoramphus aleuticus. 9 inches.
A plain appearing bird, breast and throat grayish and belly white with. blackish upper-parts relieved only by a small white spot over the eye.
This Auklet is fairly abundant on the Farallones and islands off the Lower California coast.
Nest. - A single egg, dull white, the inside of the shell being a pale green when held to the light.
These are laid in burrows or tunnels under the rocks, at times three or four feet long (1.80 x 1.30).
Range. - Pacific coast of N.A., Alaska to Lower California.