Auklets in Audubon

My colleagues, Drs. Heather Major and Ian Jones, and I got to share some of the bizarre traits of Crested Auklets with Audubon!

Notably, that Crested Auklet bills fluoresce!

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From Wails et al. 2017. Glowing in the light: Fluorescence of bill plates in the Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(1):155-158. Photo credit: E. Slattery.

 

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