Common Murre

Uria aalge

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Auks, Murres and Puffins (Alcidae)

Code 4

COMU

Code 6

URIAAL

ITIS

HEAD

Common Murre Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to brownish-black.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown-black
  • Forehead Color: Brown-black
  • Nape Color: Brown-black
  • Throat Color: Brown-black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Murre Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 44 cm (17.5 in)
  • Weight: 998 g (35.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Brown-black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Murre Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 71-76 cm (28-30 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown-black
  • Under Tail: Brown-black
  • Leg Color: Black
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