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Common Murre (Uria Aalge) discovered by Mardon (#1433)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 5, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: August 16, 2013 @ 8:56 PM (diff: 42 days)
Comments:
I photographed this while I was on a Gatheralls boat tour of the Witless Bay islands.

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By Mark on 8/16/2013 10:57:49 PM

Looks like a common murre.  Usually black in colour but they can be brown.  The marking on the eye is common.  Here's a link to another picture of one on google

By Nickislander on 8/17/2013 12:40:52 AM

It is a common murre, or turr. Thick-billed murres usually have a white stripe on their beak, and are darker. Murres with the white circle around their eye are called 'bridled'. They're great swimmers and even better divers.

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