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Marbled Murrelet Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Clearly not a species you're going to find in South Dakota! But they are a species I've seen multiple times on trips to Alaska.  All the photos below are from birds offshore from Seward Alaska. My favorite is the breeding plumage bird shown below, taken in May 2014.  While you can see Marbled Murrelets from shore near Seward, they typically aren't really close to land, or depart when someone approaches. This one was uncharacteristically cooperative!

Marbled Murrelet - Brachyramphus marmoratus

Marbled Murrelet 1 - Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet 2 - Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet 3 - Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet 4 - Brachyramphus marmoratus

Marbled Murrelet 1 (Breeding plumage)

August 2010
Near Seward, Alaska

Marbled Murrelet 2 (Non-breeding plumage)

August 2010
Near Seward, Alaska

Marbled Murrelet 3 (Breeding plumage)

August 2010
Near Seward, Alaska

Marbled Murrelet 4 (Breeding plumage)

August 2010
Near Seward, Alaska

Marbled Murrelet 5 - Brachyramphus marmoratus

Marbled Murrelet 6 - Brachyramphus marmoratus

 

Marbled Murrelet 5 (Breeding plumage)

May 20th, 2014
Near Seward, Alaska

Marbled Murrelet 6 (Breeding plumage)

May 20th, 2014
Near Seward, Alaska
 

Click here for the species description page for the Marbled Murrelet.


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