Sentence Examples with the word great auk

Kitchen-middens of England, Ireland and Denmark reveal the existence of the capercally, Tetrao urogallus, and of the great auk or gare-fowl, Alca impennis; both species long since vanished from those countries.

A special interest attaches to the great auk (Alca impennis), owing to its recent extinction and the value of its eggs to collectors.