Common Murre Identification

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized waterbird.
  • Black back and head, white underside.
  • Rather long, slender, pointed bill.
  • Face and throat white in nonbreeding plumage.

Immature Description

Similar to nonbreeding adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 15.0-16.9 in (38-43 cm)
    • Weight: 28.2-39.7 oz (800-1125 g)
    • Wingspan: 25.2-27.9 in (64-71 cm)