Brachyramphus


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Brachyramphus

 

a genus of marine birds of the family Alcidae of the order Charadriiformes. The body is 24–29 cm long. There are two species: the marbled murrelet (B. marmoratus) and Kittlitz’s murrelet (B. brevirostris). The former nests in mountain forests on the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, in Kamchatka, and in northwestern North America. Kittlitz’s murrelet nests in the mountains along the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, on the Chukchi Peninsula, on Wrangel Island, and in northwestern North America. The birds nest in pairs, and the clutch contains one spotted egg. The young birds apparently get to the sea by swimming down mountain streams. Murrelets feed in the coastal waters of seas, eating crabs, mollusks, and small fish. In the winter they migrate to regions with open waters.

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Key words: Kittlitz's Murrelet; Brachyramphus brevirostris; Alaska; nesting habitat; nest density; nesting success; sampling design
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Postponing molt until young become independent would be similar to some semi-precocial alcids whose young complete their development at the nest, such as murrelets of the genus Brachyramphus (Sealy 1977; Carter and Stein 1995; Peery and others 2008).
Body condition and survival of vagrant Long-billed Murrelets, Brachyramphus perdix, in North America.
Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris: The non-colonial Kittlitz's murrelet breeds solitarily on inland
Key words: Brachyramphus brevirostris, distribution, Kittlitz's Murrelet, movements, nonbreeding, vagrancy
This previously confirmed observation was made by experienced observers surveying Brachyramphus murrelets.
Key words: Brachyramphus marmoratus, displays, Marbled Murrelet, natal philopatry, nest-site fidelity, nest-site prospecting
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