Kittlitz's Murrelet

Brachyramphus brevirostris

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Auks, Murres and Puffins (Alcidae)

Code 4

KIMU

Code 6

BRABRE

ITIS

HEAD

Kittlitz's Murrelet Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: Brown with white, buff and dark brown mottling.
  • Forehead Color: Brown with white, buff and dark brown mottling.
  • Nape Color: Brown with white, buff and dark brown mottling.
  • Throat Color: Brown with white mottling.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Kittlitz's Murrelet Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 19-24 cm (7.5-9.5 in)
  • Weight: 224 g (7.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Brown with white, buff and dark brown mottling.
  • Upperparts: Brown with white, buff and dark brown mottling.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Kittlitz's Murrelet Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Flies up from water rapidly and skims close to surface on rapidly whirring wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 36 cm (14.15 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow-brown
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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