Thursday, April 23, 2020

April 24, 2020 U is for Uria Aalge

2020 A to Z Challenge!
U is for Uria Aalge
(scientific name)
also known as the Common Murre
 Breeding adult

Common Murre are numerous, but vulnerable to oil spills and gill-netting. The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan estimates a population of 4,250,000 in North America, rates the species an 11 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score, and lists it as a Species of Moderate Concern. They are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List. Pacific populations have declined and partially recovered, while Atlantic populations appear to be increasing.

Non-breeding adult/imature

Breeding adults
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  1. Pretty bird! I love the white line around the eye that goes down to the side.

    U is for Unique Style

  2. I don't know that bird at all - had never even heard of it. She's a very lovely duck though - love the markings.
    Not So Sweet Toffee

    1. I love the elegance of this bird- thanks for your comments!

  3. When they are floating like that they look duckish, but then the surprise comes seeing them standing up like penguins!

    1. It is a surprise! That's why I picked them- thanks for your comments!

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    1. It sort of is like the duck put on a tuxedo! Thanks for visiting! Cheers!

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  5. Thanks! It's been fun finding these birds!

  6. Very pretty birds, i'd not heard of them before.

  7. They are beautiful and look like cousins to penguins. Glad to hear some are recovering.

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