Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Auks, Murres and Puffins :: Japanese Murrelet
Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume
Described by: Temminck (1835)
Alternate common name(s): Crested Murrelet
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Restricted to waters surrounding Japan (s. Honshu and w. Kyushu including Izu Is.) and off s. Korea.
Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, Chiba, Japan - May 17, 2001 Source: William Hull
Description: This bird was out of place swimming around a tidal flat. It had probably been carried there by a recent typhoon.
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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