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murre

 (mûr)
n. pl. murre or murres
Either of two large auks, Uria aalge or U. lomvia, having a black back and head and white underparts.

[Earlier, any of various species of guillemots and other auks, probably ultimately imitative of the call of certain guillemots; akin to Scots marrot, murre, razorbill.]

murre

(mɜː)
n
(Animals) US and Canadian any guillemot of the genus Uria
[C17: origin unknown]

murre

(mɜr)

n.
either of two black and white diving birds of the genus Uria, of the auk family, nesting along rocky coasts of northern seas.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murre - black-and-white diving bird of northern seasmurre - black-and-white diving bird of northern seas
guillemot - small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas
genus Uria, Uria - murres
common murre, Uria aalge - the most frequent variety of murre
thick-billed murre, Uria lomvia - a variety of murre
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Here, we present evidence for a hierarchical spatial distribution of murres (Uria spp.) foraging on capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Barents Sea.
The pingers halved the accidental murre deaths but seemed to attract seals, as if a dinner bell signaled free salmon.
1994), and other colonial seabirds such as thick-billed murres [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 4 OMITTED] (Uria lomvia, Birt-Friesen et al.
These murre (MUR) parents have a pear-shaped egg with a pointy end.
Its aim is to repopulate islands off the state of Maine with puffins, murres, and the endangered roseate tern.
And the cliffs are dotted with gulls, cormorants, and murres.
Murre eggs are an important subsistence resource, and their shells are about 14% of the total egg mass (Williams et al., 1982).
Colony attendance patterns and recruitment in immature Common Murres (Uria aalge).
All the visitors would use the traffic routs in accordance of their card colours around the areas parade ground including Faizabad, Islamabad Expressway, Shakarparian, Fly over, Zero Point, Kashmir Highway, Dhokri Chowk, Rawal Dam Chowk, Murre Road and IJP Road.
"Observers regularly see eagles swoop into the murre colonies and snatch up adults and chicks, which causes the rest of the birds to scatter, leaving the eggs they prefer to lay on top of giant coastal rocks exposed.
We very much look forward to working with a prestigious Saudi company to drive increased visits to Disneyland Resort Paris from the Middle East," Jean-Marc Murre, international sales director, Disneyland Resort Paris, told newsmen at the Marriott Hotel.