Brachyramphus brevirostris

Kittlitz's Murrelet

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Kittlitz's Murrelet Winter Adult: Small, chubby seabird (alcid), mottled brown and white overall with paler belly, dark wings and short, dark white-edged tail. Dark bill is short and pointed. Sexes are similar. Winter adult has dark gray upperparts, white face with dark broken eye-ring, dark neck band, and white underparts; white patch on dark wings is sometimes visible on swimming birds and always visible in flight. Juvenile resembles winter adult but has mottled underparts.

Scientific Name

Brachyramphus brevirostris
Common Name
Kittlitz's Murrelet
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