Common Murre Uria aalge Scientific name definitions

David G. Ainley, David N. Nettleship, and Anne E. Storey
Version: 2.0 — Published August 6, 2021

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Distribution of the Common Murre
Figure 1. Annual cycle of the Common Murre at different latitudes.

Typical cycles shown; timing of egg-laying can vary 3 wk or more at any given site. (A) highly migratory population at Bluff, Chukchi Sea, AK (64° N; Murphy and Schauer 1994; see also Swartz 1966); (B) partially migratory population at Semidi Is., Gulf of Alaska, AK (56° N; Hatch and Hatch 1990a), and Gannet Is., Labrador (54° N; Birkhead and Nettleship 1987a); and (C) sedentary population at Farallon Is., CA (38° N; Boekelheide et al. 1990).

Recommended Citation

Ainley, D. G., D. N. Nettleship, and A. E. Storey (2021). Common Murre (Uria aalge), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, P. G. Rodewald, and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.commur.02