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Ancient Murrelet

Guillemot à cou blanc

Synthliboramphus antiquus


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Ancient Murrelet

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10" 25.4cm 17" 43.2cm 7oz. 198.4g Alcidae Synthliboramphus antiquus

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Ancient Murrelet

Distribution: The Ancient Murrelet is a small black and white thrush-sized Pacific alcid. This yellow-billed bird can be seen at some time during the year, from the western tip of the Aleutian Islands to southern California coast. This attractive seabird seen with its black hood and bib is seen far out at sea. It can be seen at some time each year along the coast and shores of the Aleutian chain, southern Alaska and northern British Columbia.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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