Ancient Murrelet

Ancient Murrelet

Summary:

Literature Ancient Murrelet
[order] Charadriiformes |

Ancient Murrelet determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Alcidae | [latin] Synthiboramphus antiquus | [UK] Ancient Murrelet | [FR] Guillemot à cou blanc | [DE] Silberalk | [ES] Mérgulo Antiguo | [IT] Urietta antica | [NL] Zilveralk


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Synthliboramphus antiquus microrhynchos Commander Is. (se Russia)
  2. Synthliboramphus antiquus antiquus ne Asia, the Aleutian Is. to s Alaska
  3. Synthliboramphus antiquus EU, NA n Pacific coasts

Literature

Title
A NEW LONGEVITY RECORD FOR THE ANCIENT MURRELET
SYNTHLIBORAMPHUS ANTIQUUS

Author(s): AKIKO SHOJI & ANTHONY J. GASTON
Abstract: The Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus is a small
member of the Alcidae widely distributed in the North Pacific
temperate and subarctic zones during the breeding season. The
species is completely nocturnal when coming and going from the
c..[more]..
Source: Marine Ornithology 36: 197-198 (2008)
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Title
RECOVERY OF THE ANCIENT MURRELET SYNTHLIBORAMPHUS
ANTIQUUS COLONY ON LANGARA ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA,
FOLLOWING ERADICATION OF INVASIVE RATS

Author(s): HEIDI M. REGEHR et al
Abstract: Ancient Murrelets Synthliboramphus antiquus were nearly extirpated, and five other burrow-nesting species were extirpated from Langara
Island, British Columbia, following introduction of first Black Rats Rattus rattus and later Norway Rats R. norveg..[more]..
Source: Marine Ornithology 35: 137-144 (2007)
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Title
Resource Equivalency Analysis for Auklets & Ancient Murrelet
New Carissa Spill, February 1999

Author(s): Kristin E. Skrabis
Abstract: The New Carissa oil spill killed approximately 588 Auklets and Ancient Murrelets in February 1999.
Resource equivalency analysis (REA) is used to evaluate the direct loss (birds killed) and indirect loss
(two generations of lost reproduction) over ..[more]..
Source: US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2005
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Title
Mass and date at departure affect the survival of Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus chicks after leaving the colony
Author(s): ANTHONY J. GASTON
Abstract: I compared the timing of colony departure and body mass of 53 Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus chicks that were retrapped as adults in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, with those of 3992 chicks not retrapped…[more]..
Source: IBIS 739: 673-678, 1997
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Title
THE POPULATION AND EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS OF THE ANCIENT
MURRELET (SYNTHLIBORAMPHUS ANTIQUUS): A SUMMARY

Author(s): R.L. Pearce et al
Abstract: Genetic data can help answer questions about the basis of the contemporary population structure and evolutionary
history of a species. Ancient Murrelets (Synthliboramphus antiquus) are north-Pacific seabirds that breed in a 9,000
km subarctic range..[more]..
Source: Laskeek_Bay_Research, 1999
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Title
THE VOCAL REPERTOIRE OF THE ANCIENT MURRELET
Author(s): IAN L. JONES et al
Abstract: We investigated the vocalizations of the Ancient Mm-relet (Synthliboramphus antiquus), a seabird of the North Pacific, to determine how the size and structure of their vocal repertoire relates to their nocturnal activity at breeding colonies..[more]..
Source: The Condor 9 1:699-110, 1989
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Title
COLONY DEPARTURE OF FAMILY GROUPS OF ANCIENT MURRELETS
Author(s): IAN L. JONES et al
Abstract: The behavior of young seabirds at departure from the colony is critical for their survival and for the reproductive success of their parents..[more]..
Source: The Condor 89:940-943, 1997
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Title
The Roles of Introduced Rats and Commercial Fishing
in the Decline of Ancient Murrelets on Langara Island,,
British Columbia

Author(s): DOUGLAS F. BERTRAM
Abstract: We examined the decline of Ancient Murrelets (Synthliboramphus antiquus), a small, burrou>nesting
seabird, at Langara Island. The island’s seabird colony was historically one of the largest colonies of Ancient
Murrelets in British Columbia–perhaps..[more]..
Source: Conservation Biology, Pages 865-872 Volume 9, No. 4, August 1995
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All of Alcidae

  1. Ancient Murrelet
  2. Synthiboramphus antiquus
  1. Atlantic Puffin
  2. Fratercula arctica
  1. Black Guillemot
  2. Cepphus grylle
  1. Great Auk
  2. Pinguinus impennis
  1. Guillemot
  2. Uria aalge
  1. little auk
  2. Alle alle
  1. Parakeet Auklet
  2. Cyclorrhynchus psittacula
  1. Razorbill
  2. Alca Torda
  1. Thick-billed Murre
  2. Uria lomvia
  1. Tufted Puffin
  2. Fratercula cirrhata
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