Common Murre

Common Murre

Common Murre (Enlarge)

Photographed on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, in June 2008.

The common murre (Uria aalge) is a large auk. It is often referred to as the common guillemot. This is an example of the Uria aalge aalge subspecies, found in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, northern Britain and southern Norway.