Definition of murrelet in English:

murrelet

Line breaks: mur¦re|let
Pronunciation: /ˈməːlɪt
 
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noun

  • A small North Pacific auk (seabird), typically having a grey back and white underparts.
    • Genera Brachyramphus and Synthliboramphus, family Alcidae: six species
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    • West of the crest of the Cascade Range, the area is habitat for bald eagles, marbled murrelets, spotted owls, cougars, lynx, salmon, and steelhead, which thrive among mature and second-growth forests of cedar and Douglas fir.
    • ESA-listed birds in Washington marine waters are the marbled murrelet, bald eagle, brown pelican, short-tailed albatross, and western snowy plover.
    • The marbled murrelet, a threatened seabird species, nests primarily in old-growth trees up to 75 kilometers from the coast.

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