1198. Brachyrhamphus brevirostris

1198. Short-billed Auk.
BRACHYRHAMPHUS BREVIROSTRIS.
Brachyrhamphus brevirostris (Vigors), Zool. Jour. iv. p. 357 (1828) ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 279 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xvi. p. 593 ; B. kittlitzi, Brandt, Bull. Acad. St. Petersb, ii. p. 346 (1837) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1213 ; Ridgway, p. 15 ; Turner, Nat. Hist. Alaska, p. 120, pl. ii.
Male ad. (Kuriles). Differs from B. perdix in being much smaller, with a much smaller bill ; upper parts darker and more distinctly mottled with buff ; chin and throat white closely mottled with black ; rest of under parts white less closely spotted and mottled with black ; bill black ; legs and feet pale blue, darker posteriorly ; claws and iris black. Bill from feathers to tip 0.45, wing 5.5, tail 1.1, tarsus 0.7 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. North Pacific from Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands, and the Sea of Ochotsk, to Japan ; Unalaska, south to the coast of Mexico. In general habits it does not differ from B. perdix. Its eggs do not appear to be known, but doubtless resemble those of B. perdix except in being smaller.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1198. Brachyrhamphus brevirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1198
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
868
Common name: 
Short Billed Auk
M_ID: 
4737
M_CN: 
Kittlitz's Murrelet
M_SN: 
Brachyramphus brevirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10786

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