Common Murre

Uria aalge - Guillemot de Troïl

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Uria

  • Species
    :

    aalge

Descriptor

Pontoppidan, 1763

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 43 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 64 à 71 cm.
  • Weight
    : 850 à 1130 g
Longevity

32 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Murre (Uria aalge) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Uria aalge aalge (e Canada to Iceland, Scotland, s Norway and the Baltic Sea)
  • Uria aalge hyperborea (n Norway to Svalbard and nw Russia)
  • Uria aalge albionis (British Isles to w Iberian Pen.)
  • Uria aalge inornata (e Korea, Japan through the Bering Sea to w Alaska and sw Canada)
  • Uria aalge californica (n Washington to California. USA.)

Foreign names

  • Guillemot de Troïl,
  • Arao Común,
  • Airo,
  • Trottellumme,
  • lumma,
  • Zeekoet,
  • Uria comune,
  • Sillgrissla,
  • Lomvi,
  • norec tenkozobý,
  • alkoun úzkozobý,
  • Lomvie,
  • etelänkiisla,
  • somorgollaire comú,
  • Langvía,
  • nurzyk (zwyczajny),
  • tievknābja kaira,
  • lumna,
  • Тонкоклювая кайра,
  • ウミガラス,
  • 崖海鸦,
  • 普通海鴉〔崖海鴉〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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