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Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Alcidae - Uria - Uria aalgae

Species Description
The Common Murre, Uria aalge, is a large auk. It is typically 15-18 inches in length with a wingspan of 24-29 inches. This species dives, and forages for food by swimming underwater. It uses its wings for propulsion. The Common Murre can dive to a depth of 100-200 feet. Most of the time it inhabits the sea, but when breeding, this bird comes to rocky cliff shores or islands. This species is not very agile. It mainly feeds on small fish, such as capelin, sprats, cod, and herring. Also, it feeds on mollusks, squid, and crustaceans.
Skeletal Elements Available

Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)

Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)

Mandible (Jawbone )

Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )

Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )

Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)

Right Radius (Lower Arm Bone )

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Right Femur (Right Femur)

Right Tibiotarsus (Middle Leg Bone, Right)
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