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Parrot, Sea bird pictures


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SEA PARROT; TUFTED PUFFIN
12. Lunda cirrhata. 13 inches.

This is the largest of the family, they are odd looking birds, with short legs, stout bodies and very large, thin bills, highly colored with red and yellow, the feet are red and the eyes are white.

They stand erect upon their feet and walk with ease.

Nest. - They breed commonly on the islands of the Pacific coast, laying their single white egg in burrows or crevices of the rocks.

In some sections two or three broods are raised in a season (2.80 x 1.90).

Range. - Pacific coast from southern California to Alaska.