Auk/Alcid Photos

Alcidae Family

Only one Alcid species has been seen in South Dakota, the Ancient Murrelet (an extremely rare visitor).  These photos are all from Oregon or Alaska.

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Common Murre - Uria aalge

Common Murre

Marbled Murrelet - Brachyramphus marmoratus

Marbled Murrelet

Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba

Pigeon Guillemot

Horned Puffin - Fratercula corniculata

Horned Puffin

Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata

Tufted Puffin

Rhinoceros Auklet - Cerorhinca monocerata

Rhinoceros Auklet


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