Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) - HBW 3, p. 715
French: Guillemot à cou blanc
Spanish: Mérgulo Antiguo
Other common names: Black-throated/Grey-headed Murrelet
Taxonomy: Alca antiqua Gmelin, 1789, Bering Sea.
Racial subdivision recently revived, and requires additional examination. Two subspecies provisionally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- antiquus (Gmelin, 1789) - Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan (Peter the Great Bay) N through Sakhalin, Kuril Is and N Sea of Okhotsk (Talan I) to Kamchatka, then E through Aleutians to S Alaska (St Lazaria I, Forrester I, Kodiak I, Semidi Is, Shumigan Is, Sandman Reefs), and then S to Queen Charlotte Is.
- microrhynchos Stepanyan, 1972 - Mednyi I, Commander Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird swimming and diving three times. Locality Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp antiquus)
Josep del Hoyo 31 May 2012 2 years ago 18 sec 4
A bird at the sea, swimming and diving. Locality Talan Island, Taui Bay, Magadan Oblast, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp antiquus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 June 2009 4 years ago 36 sec 3.3
Two birds swimming and then flying away. Locality Talan Island, Taui Bay, Magadan Oblast, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp antiquus)
Josep del Hoyo 26 June 2009 3 years ago 25 sec 3
A bird in non-breeding plumage. The bird was present for several days on Lake Minnewanka before dying.
Locality Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (ssp antiquus)
Ken Havard 20 August 2007 31 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Berrien County, Michigan, USA (United States)
Michael Retter 1 November 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird swimming.
Locality Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp antiquus)
Josep del Hoyo 31 May 2012 2 years ago 3.2
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