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Atkan Birds

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Troglodytes troglodytes

Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes

Qatxaya{, sakucha{ aku{ imudigana{ liidaza{. Hakaa chumnugim qaxchikdaa angali{taku{ ama dam qaxchikdaa ila{taa mataza{. Sakuchas udang malganangis ilagaan chuqudanaaguza{ aza{.

Taga{tal aguun ataqam aslan alaka{, ataqan hiisa{tal samgamigina{ liidaza{. Hitxii iIa{taa hakang chuchagina{ liidaku{ uku}aza{.

Qatxayas udang alanazana}uIas akuzaan, wayaam uku}al liisnaalazaqadakus.

 

Winter Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes

The winter wren is a small bird that looks kind of round. The feathers on a wren are brownish in color. It has very dark black eyes. The wren is among the smallest of the birds seen around here on Atka.

Whenever a wren is on the ground, it is continously moving. It seems as though it is always bobbing. The tail of a wren is always sticking straight up. There used to be lots of wrens around here, but they are hardly seen any more.

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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