Great Auk Pinguinus impennis

Family: Alcidae (Auks)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species was formerly distributed across the north Atlantic, but is now Extinct as a result of hunting pressure. The last live bird was seen in 1852.

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Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pinguinus impennis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/great-auk-pinguinus-impennis on 29/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/09/2023.