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Re: Penguins of the North...?
On Wed, 9 Jan 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>My nice story "explains" lack of auks in the south better than lack of
>penguins in the north. I wonder if anyone here can hazard an opinion
>about what's going on further up the coast of Patagonia, Chile,
>Argentina...and South Africa; in places where there are cold currents but
>no penguins, and presumably, no auks.
No auks or penguins perhaps but vast numbers of several species of
cormorants (much greater diversity than in the north) also diving-petrels
which are _incredibly_ convergent with _Alle alle_ (Little Auk) both in
looks and behavior.