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Craveri's murrelet

(Synthliboramphus craveri)

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Description

The Craveri’s murrelet is a small black and white auk with a small head and thin sharp bill.It resembles the closely related Xantus's murrelet,with which it shares the distinction of being the most southerly living of all the auk species.The Craveri’s murrelet has a partial neck collar (Xantus’s has none),and dusky underwings (Xantus’s has white underwings).Craver’s black face mask dips a bit further down the face compared to the Xantus’s.Both species can be also separated by voice.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Alcidae
Genus:Synthliboramphus
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