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    Ancient Murrelet

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    Ancient Murrelet

    Synthliboramphus antiquus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Alcidae
    Basic Description

    Widespread throughout the north Pacific, the Ancient Murrelet nests colonially in burrows or rock crevices. It is the only seabird that raises its young entirely at sea.

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    Other Names
    • Mérgulo Antiguo (Spanish)
    • Guillemot à cou blanc (French)
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