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Lunda cirrhata

Uxchu{ - Lunda cirrhata

Uxchu{, sam qagida{ liidaa aku{, uxchum ingyugan huzuu qaxchikdaza{, kamgii agalan qaxchikdaku{ sagima}ii quhmaza{ ama qamikix quhmal aduza{. Uxchum hiiyukaa qagidam hiiyuka{tanaa liida{ aza{, tumtatuku{ kanuuya{ angali{taza{, kitakix ila{taa kanuuyam u}a{taa liida{ angali{taza{.

Uxchu{ slum saa aku{, slum aslaan udang al saahmla}il aqadaguun saaqudikinga masxal aguun hadagaan angiqaam hadan huyaa}utaza{.

Uxchu{ qagida{ liidaku{ tan}im kugan asxuunulax iganas ilan huna{ agu{tal nagan saahmla}iza{. Hawan azaatakus uku}azakungis saahmla}il agungis ataqan uhlii saahmla{tazas. Sakucha{ aku{ igasikix aduza}ulax.

Kadim hadaan an}a}inas uxchum tanakix hnu{tal hunangis ilagaan igula{ maqa{tazanas a{tazakus. Uxchus lal aqadagudix uxil hakangis qigul, qakas aqadagudix ilagaan sax aguzaqangis a{takus, hawakux sax hiila{tana{ chu{taqa{ aku{ an}a}inam tukungis agatingis chu{tazaqangis hiila{tazaqas. Sisa{ aaka{ uxchu{ uxilgal aguun taaman ataqan sax ilaan agulgazaqa{ hiila{tazaqa{.

Uxchu{ sakucha{ aku{, hitmiitunaza}ula{, hakangis amnikus mal, hingamataku{ maalal taangam akinagan ilan a}al aqadaguun hitmilgal aguun agacha amniza}ula{. Taangam akinagan ilan a}al hitmilgaatulakan aguun qach{ii uxilgal aqadaguun, hingamatal unalgaza{. Hingamasxal aguun qach{i}iqadal qalgal aguun itxa{taza{.

  

Tufted Puffin - Lunta cirrhata

A tufted puffin is a bird similar to a horned puffin, but it is almost all black except for the face which is white. The eyebrows on a tufted puffin are long and white. The beak is of the same kind as the horned puffin, it is thick and redish orange in color. The feet are kind of faded orange in color.

A tufted puffin is a summer bird. It lays eggs here during the summer and returns again to where it came from during the fall.

The tufted puffin, like the horned puffin, nests in burrows which they have on cliffs or islands. Puffins lay only one egg a year. A tufted puffin is a small bird with short wings.

Long ago people went to where puffins were nesting and gathered them by hand in their holes and used the skins for making what the Aleuts called sax. A 'sax' is a parka made only by the more wealthy class Aleuts. It is said that it took approximately 100 skins to make one parka.

Tufted puffins are small birds but they are very difficult birds to pluck because the feathers are very tight. So the technique used to loosen the feathers is to dip them in hot boiling water and that makes it easier to pluck the birds. Then the other technique is to rip the skin off the puffin and it can be cooked that way.

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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