|Common Murre (Uria aalge )
Lenth 17.5" Wingspan 26" Weight 2.2 lb (990 grams)
Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve is one of the prime places in Newfoundland to view these birds. Also known locally as a "turr".
Very similar in appearance to the Thick-billed Murre, but it has a thinner neck and smaller head, with a straight, long bill.
The female lays a single, colourful egg, which she takes turn in guarding and keeping warm with the male.
(photo courtesy of Vicky Martin, Grates Cove)