Long-billed Murrelet

Brachyramphus perdix (Pallas, 1811) IM 6412
Family: Charadriformes > Alcidae

A small auk that breeds in old-growth conifer forests from Kamchatka to northern Japan, Long-billed Murrelet was one of the more surprising additions to the British List in 2006.

Unlike most auks, this murrelet breeds in old growth conifer forest some way inland; the single chick is fed for 40 days until it fledges, but then has to find its way to the sea unaccompanied.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
67 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
67 records


67 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
67 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Long-billed Murrelet, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: gavotí jaspiat asiàtic
Danish: Langnæbbet Dværgalk
Dutch: Aziatische Marmeralk
Estonian: ohhoota kirjuörd
Finnish: aasianmarmorimurri
French: Guillemot à long bec
German: Langschnabelalk
Hungarian: hosszúcsoru törpealka
Italian: Urietta beccolungo
Latvian: garknabja kairite
Lithuanian: Ilgasnape alkute
Norwegian: Langnebbdvergteist
Polish: morzyk kamczacki
Slovak: alka bielooká
Spanish: Mérgulo jaspeado asiático
Swedish: långnäbbad marmoralka
Folkname: Partridge Murrelet

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