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  Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Aagayuu}i{ or Aagayuu{, sam uyugan aduu aza{. Hingamataku{ kamgikucha{ mataza{. Aagayuu}im huzuu qaxchikdaza{. Hiiyukaa iIa{taa adul ama ichaaqidal agalungis iga}iisi{ liidaza{. Sam chla{taatungis azas, chla{tal qakuchas mayaa{takus mal hagumazas. Agiichigaan haang tanam angan uchiginangis uku}azas, higitina{ liidal chla}zas. Hitxingis ila{tangis aduzas.

Aagayuu}is agiichigaan hasinal haang quganam kugan akus uku}azas. Ala}um kugaan iganaa{s aguun txin kayu}asana{ liidaza{.

Slum aslaan hawakus iganas ama adus ilan saahmla}izas. Isxangis qahngus ama qiigas ama agiichigaan kingdam ilagaan agu}izas. Saahmlangis chid}im angalidigaa angali{tazas. Saahmlangis unalgal aa}akus qangana{ liidaza}ulas hiila{tazas. Hagumatakus chiidangis a}al agudix haka}iiguzaza}ulas, qach{idigana{ liidazas.

Aagayuu}is udan agacha tana{tal sluzas. Hamahliim aslaa qalgakuu alakan aguun kalu{tal qalgazaqas hiiIa{tazas. Wayaam haqaya}azalaka}is.

 

 

Pelagic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax pelagicus

The cormorant is a bird with a long neck. It also has a very small head. It has a long narrow bill that looks like the edge of a hand-saw.

Cormorants like diving. They dive for fish, and that is why they dive so much. Sometimes they can be seen diving near the shore. When they dive, they look like they are leaping out of the water and then down under it again. They have long tails.

Sometimes the cormorants are seen resting on the rocks in great numbers. When a cormorant is seen trying to take off from the water, it really looks as though it is having a hard time.

During the summers, the cormorants nest on the sides of the cliffs. This is where they lay their eggs. The nests are made out of seaweed and grass, and sometimes twigs and branches. The eggs are light blue in color. When the eggs are cooked, they appear not to be cooked at all, so I have been told. When the eggs hatch, the babies do not have very much down. They really look very skinny.

These birds live here year round. Long ago when food was hard to get, the cormorants were shot for food. Today, however, they are not eaten.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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