Greg Gillson has prepared an identification
guide to Marbled and Long-billed Murrelets which includes a very useful
drawing of the different head and neck patterns. For more discussion, see
the Long-billed Murrelet page on this
Where and When
Status is NEAR THREATENED. Occurs
along the Pacific coast of North America from the Bering Sea to central
California, with the largest breeding populations occurring in southeastern
Alaska and northern British Columbia. A range map and detail of the breeding
biology and conservation measures can be found on the Sustainable
Ecosystems Institute (SEI) homepage.
Photographs on the web
Gaston, A. J. and Jones, I. L. (1998) The Auks. Bird Families of the World 4. Oxford University Press.
Friesen, V.L., Piatt, J.F., and Baker, A.J. (1996a) Phylogenetic relationships within the Alcidae (Charadriiformes: Aves). Molecular Biology and Evolution. 13: 359-367.
Patten, M.A. (1997) Systematics of the Marbled Murrelets. Birding 29(6): 473-474.
Mlodinow, S.G. (1997) The Long-billed
Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix) in North America. Birding 29(6): 460-475.
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