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Kittlitz's Murrelet
Brachyramphus brevirostris
Guadalupe Murrelet (EN)
Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
  (Xántus de Vésey, 1860)
Scripps's Murrelet
Synthliboramphus scrippsi
IOC 8.1

Guadalupe Murrelet
Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
Half Moon Bay Pelagic from Pillar Pt Harbour, San Mateo (ca) - 2017-09-03
© Michael Tydén

Field guides

Plate/page: 246

Sibley, D. A.
The Sibley Guide to Birds

Plate/page: 213

Sibley, D., A.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Plate/page: 317

S.N.G. Howell and S. Webb
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America


  • Synthliboramphus hypoleucus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016.
  • Synthliboramphus hypoleucus: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2018. IOC World Bird List (v 8.1). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • S.N.G. Howell and S. Webb: A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America; Oxford University Press, April 1995; ISBN:0-198-54012-4
  • Sibley, D. A.: The Sibley Guide to Birds; Alfred A. Knopf, October 2000; ISBN:0-679-45122-6
  • Sibley, D., A.: The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America; Alfred A. Knopf, April 29, 2003; ISBN:0-679-45121-8
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Gulls, Terns, Alcids, Sandpipers
    Family Auks
    Genus Synthliboramphus
    Species Guadalupe Murrelet
    (Xántus de Vésey, 1860)
    Taxonomic notes
    IOC 8.1: ENG: Change English name of S. hypoleucus from Xantus''s Murrelet to Guadalupe Murrelet (NACC 2011-C-14b)
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    MA: nw Baja California (Mexico)
    Conservation Status
     EN  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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