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Murrelet, Ancient bird pictures


Murrelet, Ancient bird picturesANCIENT MURRELET
21. Synthliboramphus antiquus. 11 inches.

The Murrelets have no crests or plumes and the bills are more slender than the Auklets and are not highly colored.

Nest. - One or two eggs are laid either in burrows or crevices of the rocks, buffy white in color, with faint markings of light brown.

Range. - Pacific coast from southern California to Alaska, breeding north of the United States.