Tag: Thick-Billed Murre

Distribution of Murres outside the Breeding Season

Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) Science Article 1 abstract The main purpose of this document is to propose a coordinated international banding plan for Thick-billed Murres and Common Murres. Banding is an essential tool for describing with mapping the winter distribution of different murre populations, identifying overlapping distributions, determining the timing of migration, and ascertaining impacts […]

Thick-billed Murres Uria lomvia replace mates during breeding

Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) Science Article 2 abstract Among most seabirds, including murres Uria spp., the breeding pair take turns incubating the eggs and feeding and brooding the nestlings (Lack 1968, Gaston 2004). This collaboration is usually critical to the rearing of the chick. Consequently, the death or disablement of one parent during breeding may […]