Xantuss Murrelet,Scripps Murrelet,Guadalupe Murrelet

Distribution: This small bird of coastal Pacific waters is among the world's rarest seabirds. It is also among the most threatened, nesting in as few as 10 locations. Rarely seen from the coast, Xantus's Murrelets prefer the deep, warm offshore waters of the Pacific. They breed much further south than most other members of the alcid family.

Description: Smaller than an American Robin. Measures under 10 inches in length.  Plumage is black above and white on the chin, throat, and belly. 

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Xantuss Murrelet,Scripps Murrelet,Guadalupe Murrelet