Brachyramphus marmoratus, commonly known as the Marbled Murrelet, is a small seabird with a black head, white throat, and gray-brown back. It has a short, stubby bill and a white patch on its wings. It is found in coastal waters of the North Pacific Ocean, from Alaska to California. It nests in old-growth forests, usually in trees near the coast. Its lifespan is up to 15 years, and its current population is estimated to be around 1.2 million.
Name Origin: Brachyramphus marmoratus, commonly known as the Marbled Murrelet, is a small seabird that is found along the Pacific Coast of North America. The name Brachyramphus is derived from the Greek words brachys, meaning "short," and rhamphos, meaning "bill," referring to the bird's short, stubby bill. The species name marmoratus is Latin for "marbled," referring to the bird's mottled plumage.
Related Species: Brachyramphus perdix, Brachyramphus brevirostris, Brachyramphus hypoleucus