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  • 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.
  • The great auk, once common on the British coasts, those of Denmark, the east coast of North America, then restricted to those of Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland, has been killed by man, and the same fate has overtaken the Labrador duck, the Phillip Island parrot, Nestor productus, and the large cormorant of FIG.
  • We see the auk about to be clubbed to death on Hirta in the year 1840.
  • The last indisputable great auk to be taken from St Kilda was in 1821.
  • The last indisputable great auk to be taken from St Kilda was in 1821.

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