Common murre

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Common Murre
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Passerimorphae
Order Charadriiformes
Infraorder Charadriides
Family Information
Superfamily Laroidea
Family Alcidae
Sub-family Alcinae
Tribe Information
Tribe Alcini
Genus Information
Genus Uria
Species Information
Species U. alge
Population statistics

The common murre (Uria alge) is a sea bird. After only 14–20 days on the ledge, the young murre leaps into the sea (before it can even fly) and swims away from the colony, normally accompanied by its father.[1]