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]


References

  1. http://www.beachconnection.net/news/murr1006_2314.htm
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