Thick-billed Murre

Other Names: Brünnich's Guillemot, Pallas' Murre

Distribution: arctic coasts worldwide.

Description:

Size: 40-44 cm in length with a 64-75 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adult birds are matte black on the head, neck, back and wings with white undersides. They have a small rounded black tail. The throat and cheeks become white in winter. The legs and eyes are black and the beak is black with a white stripe on the sides.

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Thick-billed Murre

Thick-billed Murre

Bill Shape
all-purpose
specialized
Eats
Fish
Regions
alaska
aleutians
british columbia
california
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
greenland
indiana
iowa
labrador
maine
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north atlantic coast
north carolina
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
virginia
washington
wisconsin
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
coasts
Color
black
white
Body Shape
upright-perching-water
Size
large
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
auks, murres and puffins - alcidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species