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Sea Gulls

Names: Sea gull, gulls, mews. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Charadriiformes; Suborder: Lari; Family: Laridae Genera Description: Sea Gulls are probably the most famous of the sea birds. They are part of the family “Laridae” and closely … Continue reading

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Cormorants

Cormorants ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Cormorant Folk Name: Cormorant, shags Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Suliformes; Phalacrocoracidae; Phalacrocorax Locality: Worldwide – Coastal regions. Pacific Northwest in the Americas. P. carbo and P. aristotelis only two … Continue reading

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Guillemots

Guillemots ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Guillemots Folk Name: guillemot, Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Locality: Description: Known as the common murre or common guillemot, these birds are large auks, with a circumpolar distribution … Continue reading

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Murres

Murres ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Common Murres Folk Name: Murre, guillemot, auk, thin billed murre Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Uria species (common: aalge) Locality: low-arctic and boreal waters of the North Atlantic … Continue reading

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