Feeding Habits

        Auks prefer to eat small fish, invertebrates, and zooplankton. They feed primarily by diving under water and caching the food with their sharp beaks. (Hutchins2002)  Dovekies also have a special pouch in their throat that lets them store food to bring back to their nest. Follow this Link to see an Dovekie diving for prey. Notice the flying motion underwater.

Krill  by Øystein Paulsen

Dried Capelan by Kim Hansen


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