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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Alcidae.


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  • Other species include marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus, trumpeter swan Cygnus buccinator, and golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos.

    Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States

  • Redwood forests harbored a diversity of animal life including bears (Ursus spp.), fishers (Martes pennanti), pine martens (Martes americana), numerous warblers, and the endangered marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) which nests in mature forest canopies.

    Northern California coastal forests

  • Some of the highest nesting concentrations of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in North America occur in southeast Alaska, Prince William Sound, and the Kodiak Archipelago.

    Northern Pacific coastal forests

  • Nationally threatened birds (as listed by the United States Department of the Interior and State of California) include brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis, bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, peregrine falcon Falcon peregrinus marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus, northern spotted owl Strix occidentalis, andpossibly western snowy plover Charadrius alexandrius.

    Redwood National Park, United States

  • Logging and road building remain significant threats to mature forest habitat and to some species such as marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus), cavity nesters and raptors.

    Queen Charlotte Islands

  • Fish and Wildlife Service has released a five-year report finding that continued protection of marbled murrelets in Washington, Oregon, and California is required under the Endangered Species Act. The marbled murrelet, Brachyramphus marmoratus, is a small seabird that nests in old-growth forests along the Pacific Coast of North America.



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