Bird of the Week, October 18, 2010
Marbled Murrelet

Marbled Murrelet. By: Peter LaTourrette

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The Marbled Murrelet is a small, solitary seabird that breeds high in the trees of old-growth forests on the West Coast. In addition to habitat loss due to old-growth logging, this species faces additional risks from gill net fishing and oil spills.


Marbled Murrelet; Peter LaTourrette, Range Maps of North America;Patterson, B.D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M.F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B.E. Young. 2003. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 1.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

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