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Thick-billed Murre or Brünnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia), Svalbard

Thick-billed Murre or Brünnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia), Svalbard

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Uploaded 18 Nov 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2011
From collection: General collection
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Thick-billed Murre or Brünnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia) is a bird in the auk family (Alcidae). It breeds on coasts and islands in the High Arctic of Europe, Asia and North America, where it is one of the numerous bird species. From their high Arctic breeding grounds, the species migrate by both flying and swimming (also ocean currents) to their sub-arctic wintering grounds. E.g. the birds from Svalbard winter in the waters south of Greenland and in the Labrador Sea.
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