Also known as: Common Guillemot, Thin-billed Murre
The Common Murre or Common Guillemot is a large auk that can be found in low-Arctic waters in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. It only comes to land to breed on rocky cliffs or islands and spends the rest of its life out at sea.
Murres breed in large, densely-packed colonies that are called loomeries, where they lay a single egg on bare rock. Up to twenty pairs can occupy one square meter at peak season.
We've added another cutie to Birdorable, the Common Murre, also known as the Common Guillemot. These sea birds can be found in low-Arctic waters in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, ... more