Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Auks, Murres and Puffins (Alcidae)

Code 4

MAMU

Code 6

BRAMAR

ITIS

HEAD

Marbled Murrelet Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Dark Brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark Brown
  • Nape Color: Dark Brown
  • Throat Color: White heavily barred and mottled with brown.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Marbled Murrelet Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Weight: 221 g (7.8 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White heavily barred and mottled with brown.
  • Upperparts: Dark Brown
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Mottled

FLIGHT

Marbled Murrelet Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift bounding flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 41 cm (16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred, Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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