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Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: ALCIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Endangered

A chunky Pacific seabird, the Marbled Murrelet is unique among alcids (puffin relatives) in nesting high up in large trees in coastal forests. Little-known until the past few decades, it now is thought to be seriously threatened by logging.

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Calls

Common call is a smooth "keer," sometimes uttered as two syllables. Also issues a short, forceful whistle-like note at the nest.

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