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Common Murre (Uria aalge)

Common Murre (Uria aalge)

Common Murre (Uria aalge)



Common Murre (Uria aalge) Common Murre (Uria aalge)

Class: Aves
Family: Alcidae
Common Name: Common Murre
Genus: Uria
Species Name: aalge

About The Common Murre

Guillemots are true seabirds. They only come on land to breed. They look for food from the water by sticking their head underwater and search for a tasty fish, such as sprat and lesser sandeel. Guillemots are excellent divers, easily swimming down to 180 meters. Under water, they swim just like penguins, using their wings. That is why their feathers and wings are very short and strong.

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