Auks (Alcidae)

Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) - HBW 3, p. 713

French: Guillemot de Kittlitz German: Kurzschnabelalk Spanish: Mérgulo Piquicorto
Other common names: Short-billed Murrelet

Taxonomy: Uria brevirostris Vigors, 1829, San Blas, Mexico; error = North Pacific.
Monotypic.

Distribution: Bering Sea coasts N into Chukchi Sea and S to Gulf of Alaska: in Russia probably limited to E Chukotskiy Peninsula in Chukchi Sea W to Cape Schmidta and S to Anadyr Gulf, as well as Shelekhov Bay in N Sea of Okhotsk; in Alaska from just E of Cape Lisburne S to Aleutians and E to Glacier Bay and Stileine R (Gulf of Alaska). Winters mainly offshore near breeding area, from E Siberia and Kuril Is S to N Japan (Hokkaido), and from Aleutians E to Glacier Bay.

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