National Geographic : 1936 Jan
AUKS AND THEIR NORTHLAND NEIGHBORS © National Geographic Society SMALL, STRAIGHT-FLYING AUKLETS FALL EASY PREY TO ALEUTS AND ESKIMOS Natives lie flat on the rocks and reach up long-handled nets into which the birds crash headlong. Quickly the hunter finishes them with a bite on the head and neck. Many northern birds are caught in this way, but specially relished is the crested auklet, sitting on the highest rock, and flying. The whiskered auklet at the right is rare and little known. Smallest of the family is the least auklet (center). The paroquet auklet in the foreground has a peculiar upturned bill. All are adults wearing their summer suits.