Crested auklet (Latin – Aethia cristatella) – species of birds from the family of auks (Alcidae).

Large habitats auklets coast of the northern Pacific. Birds nest on the Commander and Kuril islands, the coastal cliffs of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea in large colonies.

Weighing 250-270 g crested auklet Color brownish-black, darker in the upper body. Bright orange beak. During the breeding season at the base of the beak appear orange decorating the plate. Located on the forehead long, curving forward black feathers, a crest. In the eyes are narrow braids of white feathers.

The female lays one egg white in nests located in the crevices of rocks. Male with the female involved in the hatching and fledging.