Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume


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Fujita, K. 2008. Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume chicks observed on the coast of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 40(1): 53-55.

Iida, T. 2008. The first confirmation of the non-breeding habitat of Japanese Murrelets Synthliboramphus wumizusume. Ornithological Science 7(2): 163-165.

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Otsuki, K. 2013. Historical colony harvesting, at-sea hunting, and local fishing bycatch of the Japanese murrelet at Birojima, Miyazaki-ken, Japan. Pacific Seabirds 40(2): 59-69.

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Takeishi, M. 1987. The mass mortality of Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizume on the Koyashima Islet in Fukuoka. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum Natural History: 121-131.

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Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Synthliboramphus wumizusume. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.