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The Great Auk

Alcides┬áis the scientific name for the auks, a family of penguin-like sea birds that are good at swimming and diving, but look rather silly while walking. The Great Auk was the only flightless member of this family, which lived in the waters of the North Atlantic.┬áIt bred on cold, rocky, isolated oceanic islands, but only ones with a plentiful food…