Auks (Alcidae)

Craveri's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus craveri) - HBW 3, p. 715

French: Guillemot de Craveri German: Craverialk Spanish: Mérgulo Californiano Alioscuro

Taxonomy: Uria Craveri Salvadori, 1865, Raza Island, Gulf of California.
Sometimes placed in Brachyramphus. May be conspecific with S. hypoleucus, but little evidence of hybridization in San Benito Is, where both breed. Monotypic.

Distribution: Numerous islands in Gulf of California (N to Consag Rock), and probably islands along Pacific coast of Baja California N to San Benito. Winters at sea in Gulf of California and along coasts N to S California (Monterey Bay) and S to Sonora.

  • Vulnerable