Long-billed Murrelet

It closely resembles the Marbled Murrelet, of which it was considered a subspecies until 1998, when Friesen et al. showed that the mtDNA variation was greater between these two forms than between Marbled and Kittlitz's Murrelets.

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Original source: Brachyramphus perdix, winter plumage, Dawlish, Devon, UK, 14 November 2006 (first UK record)
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The Long-billed Murrelet is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Long-billed Murrelet was reported from the mouth of the Smith River near Del Norte, CA, on 6 and 7 August by an offshore Marbled Murrelet survey crew, and two more chaseable Long-billed Murrelets were reported on 7 August from Crecent City Harbor. Like its close relative, Marbled Murrelet, but unlike congener Kittlitz's Murrelet, Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphys perdix) nests in old growth forets. More

the bird as a Long-billed Murrelet, Brachyramphus perdix, on the basis of plumage and measurements; it is the first specimen of this species for Washington state. Contrary to many recent publications stating that Long-billed and Marbled Murrelets have white and brown under wing coverts, respectively, we confirmed that both species typically have white under wing coverts prior to definitive prebasic molt and brown under wing coverts after this molt. More

The Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix) is a small seabird from the North Pacific. It is an unusual member of the auk family, often nesting far inland in old growth forests. The Long-billed Murrelet, like its cousins the Marbled and Kittlitz's Murrelets, is thought to have experienced a decline in numbers recently. It closely resembles the Marbled Murrelet, of which it was considered a subspecies until 1998, when Friesen et al. More

The Long-billed Murrelet has a small breeding range, confined from the Sea of Okhotsk in Japan to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Native to China, Japan, Korea, and the Russian Federation and introduced to Switzerland, this bird prefers forest and marine ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated in the tens of thousands and shows significant signs of decline that necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Long-billed Murrelet is Near Threatened. More

Long-billed Murrelet is a small auk from the North Pacific. It closely resembles Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus of which it was considered a subspecies until only recently (Friesen et al. (1966) Condor 98: 681-690 & AOU (1998) Checklist of North American Birds (7th Edn.). The species is found from the Sea of Okhotsk to Kamchatka with most birds wintering in seas around Japan south to South Korea. More

Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix - In flight Long-billed Murrelet Photographer : More

The Long-billed Murrelet is a small (25 cm long), chunky auk with a slender black bill. It has pointed wings and plumage that varies by season. The non-breeding appearance is typically white underneath with a black crown, nape, wings and back. The breeding plumage is mainly brown, with pale feather edges giving a scaly appearance; the central underparts, normally below the surface on a swimming bird, are white. More

Long-billed murrelet in Dawlish (Mike Langman) The murrelet in Dawlish (Mike Langman) Twitchers flock to see rare bird - Thousands of birdwatchers descended on South Devon to catch a glimpse of a rare bird making its first ever visit to these shores. A rare sighting of a North Pacific bird has attracted more than 2,000 birdwatchers to a Devon seaside town. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Long-billed Murrelet is classed as Mega: species which have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable. More

Long-billed Murrelet was once considered a Siberian subspecies of the Marbled Murrelet (B. marmoratus), and was elevated to a full species by the American Ornithologists' Union only in 1997. Surprisingly, all inland and eastern records of "Marbled Murrelet" turn out to be not the North American marmoratus, but instead the Siberian perdix. About 50 records exist for North America; this is the 2nd for New York. More

This is a Long-billed Murrelet, a species which normally lives 11 or 12 time zones away in the north-west Pacific Ocean. The species is occasionally identified away from its normal range with an increasing number of records along the west coast of North America and even a handful of records inland right across that continent. However for one to reach Europe is extraordinary - although this is the second to have done so: one was found dead in a fishing net in Switzerland a few years ago. More

Long-billed Murrelets were treated as separate species. Molecular analysis supports the separation with Long-billed, Marbled and Kittlitz's Murrelets forming sister species (Friesen et al., 1996a; 1996b). At times has been called as been called Temminck's Guillemot, Partridge Murrelet (reflecting the scientific name perdix, 'partridge') and Asiatic Marbled Murrelet. More

Peder Swingen found this probable Long-billed Murrelet this afternoon on the Lake Superior side of Park Point. I rushed down to the Point and found Lars and Pam Benson who had relocated the bird. Tony Hertzel joined the group and again refound the bird. The murrelet eventually came fairly close to shore when an adult Bald Eagle tried to nab it. He failed and the murrelet moved back north down the Point. If accepted this would be a first state record. More

The Long-billed Murrelet in Devon - Some notes and links to useful articles and photos Back in 2001, after New York recorded its 2nd Long-billed Murrelet, we mused in the Surfbirds monthly round up for North American Rarities on the possibility of one reaching European shores in the near future. Well, this week Devon birders including Surfbirds blogger Dave Stone and (and some astute internet birders) managed to add it to the British list. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Alcidae
Genus : Brachyramphus
Species : perdix
Authority : (Pallas, 1811)