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Common Murre

Uria aalge

Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles
Common Murre. Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles

Found off the east and west coasts of Canada in the winter, the common murre comes ashore to nest en masse on rocky cliffs. Some common murres sport a white "bridle" or eye-stripe. The common murre molts in the autumn, giving it a mottled appearance and making it difficult to identify at that time of year.

Map of Common Murre in Canada
Distribution of Common Murre in Canada

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