Thick Billed Murre Colony With Kittiwakes Aleutian Islands

On the cliffs of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, USA a mixture of Thick-billed Murres and Kittiwakes make up this colony of seabirds.

The Thick-billed Murre colony shares the cliffs of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, USA with a colony of Kittiwakes. The Thick-billed Murre seabird is a very striking looking bird with its black and white coloring, stubby wings and odd looking feet which are located at the back of their bodies.

They are proportioned similar to that of penguins as they are very rapid swimmers when scouting out their meals and use their wings to "fly" through the water. These birds nest by the thousands and are extremely loud with their squawking.

Kittiwakes are related to other species in the gull family and are also coastal breeding birds which form large, noisy colonies. With a white head and body, grey back and yellow bill, the kittiwakes grow to be about 40 centimeters in length with a wingspan of 90-100 centimeters.

The Thick-billed Murres and the Kittiwakes are often found sharing their habitats along the coastal cliffs of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, USA.

Alaska, Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia). Common colonial seabird of North Pacific. Shares cliffs with Kittiwakes.



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Photo Title: Thick Billed Murre Colony With Kittiwakes Aleutian Islands

On the cliffs of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, USA a mixture of Thick-billed Murres and Kittiwakes make up this colony of seabirds.

Scientific Name:

Uria Lomvia

Photographer:

Nikolai Konyukhov / Accent Alaska

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063_089 - Thick Billed Murre Colony With Kittiwakes Aleutian Islands