Great Auk

By: Amy Surface

Scientific Name

The scientific name of the Great Auk is Pinguinus Impennis.

Locomotion

The Great Auk has two legs. It cannot fly even though it is a bird. Its wings are very small. It is a very powerful swimmer but clumsy on land.

Diet

A Great Auk eats Fish.

Size

The Great Auk was 75-85 cm tall and weighed an average of 11 lbs.

Habitat

The Great Auk lived in coastal waters in the North Atlantic.

Range

The Great Auk lived in Northern Spain, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Faroe Islands, and Great Britian.

Enemies

People, Peregrine Falcon, Great Skua

Defense Mechanisms

The Great Auk has no defense mechanisms.

Fun Fact

The Great Auk was the first bird to be called a penguin.