Nunatuqtiit Eaters of (the Products of) the Earth

In Inuktitut, nuna means "the earth". Nunatuqtiit, the "eaters of the earth", are the birds that feed on the products of the land – terrestrial and aquatic plants. Although it is not a precise category, as many birds have varied diets and the Inuit do not spend time classifying each species precisely, the species listed below provide an idea of the birds that might be considered nunatuqtiit.

Aqiggiq Ptarmigan
Aqiggivik Willow Ptarmigan
Aqiggiq atajulik Rock Ptarmigan
Qaulluqtaaq Snow Bunting
Qirniqtaaq Lapland Longspur
Tingugluktuq Horned Lark
Qairngaq American Pipit
Mitiq Eider
Qingalik, Mitiviarjuk King Eider
Amauligjuaq, Surluktuuq Common Eider
Nirlivik, Uluagullik Canada Goose
Nirlirnaq Brant Goose
Aggiarjuk Long-tailed Duck
Qugjuk Tundra Swan
Tattigarjuaq Sandhill Crane
Kanguq Snow Goose
Qaviq Blue Goose (Snow Goose)
Tuulligaarjuk Black-bellied Plover
Qiirliajuk American Golden Plover
Qulliquliarjuk Semipalmated Plover
Tuvvititiqiuq Ruddy Turnstone
Saurraq Red Phalarope
Sigjariarjuk White-rumped Sandpiper
Tuituiq Baird's Sandpiper
Sigjariarjuk angilaaq Purple Sandpiper
Tuaggajuq, Aiviqiaq Dunlin
Sigjariarjuk qaulluqtuq Sanderling
Tullik Red Knot