Ancient Murrelet

Silhouette AuksAuks

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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