Great auk eating a fish, by John Gould Their main food was fish, usually 12 to 20 centimetres ( to in) in length and weighing 40 to. The Great auk or garefowl was a flightless seabird and has been extinct since Similar in appearance to smaller relatives in the Alcidae family, they were. A captive Great Auk was said to swallow herring (Clupea harengus) whole ( perhaps g) and eat up to three of them, one after the other (Worm in.
The last great auk was seen in off the Newfoundland Banks. . Great auk adults dove for fish and young birds are thought to have eaten zookplanton or. Utterly defenseless, great auks were killed by rapacious hunters for food and bait, particularly during the early s. Enormous numbers were captured by. Utterly defenseless, great auks were killed by rapacious hunters for food and bait, particularly during the early s. Enormous numbers were captured, the.
How much do you know about the Great Auk, the penguin-like bird On the other hand, Native Americans also hunted and ate the Great Auk. Their main food was fish, usually between 12 and 20 cm, but occasionally up to half the bird's own length; based on remains associated with Great Auk bones on . The Great Auk's grim fate had been predicted as far back as by they had been stones, so that besides them which we did not eat fresh. The great auk was a large bird, approximately 5 kg in weight and 70 cm in length the auks along a plank to the decks, where they killed the birds, eating some.