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Murrelet, Xanthus bird pictures


Murrelet, Xanthus bird picturesXANTHUS MURRELET
25. Brachyramphus hypoleucus.

This bird is a dull black above, and entirely white below, including the sides of the head below the eye.

The undersurface of the wing is also white.

Nest. - The single egg is laid at the end of burrows or under the rocks in dark places similar to the other Murrelets.

It is a pale huffy white, and thickly but finely dotted with brown over the entire surface, heaviest on the larger end (2.05 x 1.40).

Range. - Resident along the coast of southern and Lower California, where it breeds on many of the islands.