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    Common Murre

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    Common Murre

    Uria aalge
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Alcidae
    Basic Description

    An abundant, penguin-like bird of the cooler northern oceans, the Common Murre nests along rocky cliffs and spends its winter at sea.

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    Other Names
    • Arao Común (Spanish)
    • Guillemot marmette (French)
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