Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus)


Two subspecies recognized:
S. a. antiquus
S. a. microrhynchos

Also known as Black-throated Murrelet or Gray-headed Murrelet


Study of an Ancient Murrlet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) feeding in a quite inlet in Atka Bay, Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Chain. Photograph copyright of Angus Wilson©.

Where and When

Found in the Northern Pacific with a handful of vagrants to the Atlantic (Massachusetts and Britain).

Photographs on the web


Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved. Angus Wilson
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