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Ancient Murrelet - Synthliboramphus antiquus

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
 
General Description
The Ancient Murrelet is a year-round resident of the Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska, and islands off of the coast of central British Columbia (Sibley 2014). This species winters off of the Pacific coast throughout its breeding range south to central California (Gaston and Shoji 2010). In Montana, the Ancient Murrelet has several historic records but only two over the last decade (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



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