Marbled Murrelet

Silhouette AuksAuks

Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Alcidae
Basic Description

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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Other Names
  • Mérgulo Jaspeado Americano (Spanish)
  • Guillemot marbré (French)
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