Japanese Murrelet (Synthliboramphus wumizusume)



Also known as Crested Murrelet


Where and When

Classified as VULNERABLE.

Visit Koji Ono's page to download a recording of Japanese Murrelet song!

Photographs on the web

Series of adults with chicks Taken by Koji Ono on Biro Island, Miyazaki Prefecture. Japan. Also a group of alternate-plumaged adults on ocean. Taken in Kadogawa Bay, Miyazaki Prefecture.


Kobayashi, Y., Y. Yamamoto, & J. T. Moyer. (1997) [Status of Japanese Murrelets Synthliboramphus wumizusume at Oonohara-jima, Miyake-jima, central Japan.] Strix 15: 109-115.

Mochizuki, H., & M. Ueta. (1996) [Decrease of Japanese Murrelets in Izu Islands, central Japan.] Strix 14: 173-176.

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