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The Little Auk, or Dovekie (Alle alle), is a small auk, the only member of the genus, Alle. It breeds on islands in the high Arctic. There are two subspecies: A. a. alle breeds in Greenland, Iceland, Novaya Zemlya and Spitsbergen, and A. a. polaris on Franz Josef Land.

Little Auk
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Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)BirdLife International (2012). "Alle alle". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
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Alle

Link, 1806
Species:
A. alle
Binomial name
Alle alle
(Linnaeus, 1758)