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Scripps's Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi




Forages in pairs. Often dives underwater to capture prey. Food shortages, as the larvae of anchovy (Engraulis mordax), may delay the breeding season.

Flight with fast wingbeats, emits a buzzing sound when flying. They are able to achieve flight without run over water.

Social and interspecific behavior

They arrive and leave of the nesting sites at night.

Recommended Citation

Scripps's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: