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    Marbled Murrelet

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    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
    • Alca Marmoleada (Spanish)
    • Guillemot marbr√© (French)
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