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Common Murre


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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


  • Calls at colony
  • Calls at colony
  • Calls at colony
  • Calls at colony
  • Calls on water adjacent to colony (just prior to nest attendance)
  • Calls at colony
  • Calls at colony
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Generally silent at sea, makes gutteral "urr" at colony.

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