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Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) Half Moon Bay pelagic trip, California. Aug 17, 2019 Brachyramphus marmoratus,Geotagged,Marbled murrelet,Summer,United States,endangered species Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)

Half Moon Bay pelagic trip, California. Aug 17, 2019

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  1. What a cool, little bird! How curious that they are seabirds that nest in old growth trees, sometimes miles inland. Posted one year ago
    1. Haha I see you looked them up! So cool that they were one of the last North American birds to have their nesting habitats described (I'd heard it was the very last, wonder which one it actually was). Posted one year ago
      1. Awesome! I bet it was a surprise to whoever studied them to find them nesting inland, haha. Posted one year ago
        1. No doubt! Posted one year ago

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The marbled murrelet is a small seabird from the North Pacific. It is a member of the auk family. It nests in old-growth forests or on the ground at higher latitudes where trees cannot grow. Its habit of nesting in trees was suspected but not documented until a tree-climber found a chick in 1974, making it one of the last North American bird species to have its nest described. The marbled murrelet has declined in number since humans began logging its nest trees in the latter half of the 19th century... more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Oct 18, 2019. Captured Aug 17, 2019 09:53 in Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO1600
  • 560mm