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Tufted Puffin, Fratercula cirrhata, 15 in / 38.1 cm. UNCOMMON. Open ocean. Nests in mixed colonies with other alcids, in burrows or deep crevices on islands.

Seward, Alaska, USA.

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Tags:   Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata Alcids ALCIDAE Birds of Alaska ©bryanjsmith

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, 26 in / 66.04 cm. COMMON in any open coastal habitat, from ocean and mudflats to open fields.

Seward, Alaska, USA.

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Tags:   Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Gulls, Terns and Skimmers LARIDAE Birds of Alaska ©bryanjsmith

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Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyl, 17 in / 43.18 cm. COMMON. Almost exclusively seen on open water. Nests in large colonies on steep cliffs above ocean.

Seward, Alaska, USA.

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Tags:   Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Gulls, Terns and Skimmers LARIDAE Birds of Alaska ©bryanjsmith

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Wild Iris, Iris sp.Iris is Greek for rainbow. Perennial in temperate Northern Hemisphere - from semi-desert to colder mountain areas, including grassy slopes, meadows, bogs and riverbanks.

Ship Creek, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

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Tags:   Iris IRIDACEAE Flowers of Alaska ©bryanjsmith

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Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia, 19 in / 48.26 cm. COMMON in prairies and parklands with scattered trees. Tint of colors around the neck show that not much light is needed , even under an overcast sky.

Earthquake Park, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

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Tags:   Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia Crows, Jays and Magpies CORVIDAE Birds of Alaska ©bryanjsmith


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