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 39 weeks ago 18 sec 3.8
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 3 years ago 36 sec 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 2 years ago 25 sec 2.3
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