Thick-billed Murre

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Thick-billed Murre

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

A common bird of the far northern oceans, the Thick-billed Murre is found in Arctic waters all across the globe. It remains up to the limits of pack ice in winter, using its wings to swim underwater to find its fish and invertebrate prey.

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Other Names
  • Arao de Brünnich (Spanish)
  • Guillemot de Brünnich (French)
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