Literature Guillemot
[order] Charadriiformes | [family]

Guillemot determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Alcidae | [latin] Uria aalge | [UK] Guillemot | [FR] Guillemot marmette | [DE] Trottellumme | [ES] Arao común | [IT] Uria | [NL] Zeekoet

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Alca aalge
  2. Uria aalge californica n Washington to California (USA)
  3. Uria aalge inornata e Korea, Japan through the Bering Sea to w Alaska and sw Canada
  4. Uria aalge albionis British Isles to w Iberian Pen.
  5. Uria aalge hyperborea n Norway to Svalbard and nw Russia
  6. Uria aalge aalge e Canada to Iceland, Scotland, s Norway and the Baltic Sea
  7. Uria aalge NA, EU n coasts


Wear of rings used on Guillemots Uria aalge: caution in the estimation of survival rates
Author(s): M. P. Harris and P. Rothery
Abstract: When ashore, a Guillemot Uria aalge usually walks with the tarsus in contact with the ground and this results in severe wear of rings. Even the change from soft to hard metal rings in the early 1960s only increased the useful life of a ring placed on..[more]..
Source: Ringing & Migration (2004) 22, 61-62
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Adult survival and avian cholera in Common Guillemots Uria aalge in the Baltic Sea
Author(s): Henrik Osterblom, Henk P. van der Jeugd & Olof Olsson
Abstract: Common Guillemots Uria aalge are long-lived seabirds with a low annual reproductive output; hence annual adult survival is a significant parameter for the sustainability of the population (Harris & Birkhead 1985, Hudson 1985). Oiling, bycatches, and ..[more]..
Source: Ibis(2004),146
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Distribution of Murres outside the Breeding Season
Author(s): Petersen and Vidar Bakken
Abstract: The main purpose of this document is to propose a coordinated international banding plan for Thick-billed Murres and Common Murres. Banding is an essential tool for describing with mapping the winter distribution of different murre populations, ident..[more]..
Source: CAFF Technical Report No. 13 (2004)
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Long-term study of mortality in the
common guillemot in the Baltic Sea

Author(s): Olof Olsson, Torbjörn Nilsson, Thord Fransson
Abstract: This study is based on a uniquely large and long-term data set of
ringed common guillemots (Uria aalge) in the Baltic Sea. We analysed
recoveries of 42,824 common guillemots ringed in Sweden from
1912-1998. Most of the birds were juveniles ringed ..[more]..
Source: Swedish environmental protection agency
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Bycatches of common guillemot (Uria aalge) in the Baltic Sea gillnet `fishery
Author(s): Henrik Osterblom, Thord Fransson, Olof Olsson
Abstract: Bycatch of common guillemots (Uria aalge) appears to be the single most serious threat to the population, and the proportion of
recoveries of ringed birds in fishing gear, compared with other finding circumstances, has significantly increased during..[more]..
Source: Biological Conservation 105 (2002) 309-319
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Population status of the Common Murre Uria aalge in British Columbia
Author(s): HIPFNER, J. M.
Abstract: The Common Murre Uria aalge is one of the most abundant breeding seabirds in the northern hemisphere (Ainley et al. 2002). The species has a rather disjointed breeding distribution along the Pacific coast of North America: hundreds of thousands of in..[more]..
Source: Marine Ornithology 33: 67-69
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Competition for breeding sites and site-dependent population regulation in a highly colonial seabird, the common guillemot Uria aalge
Author(s): Hanna Kokko, Michael P. Harris and Sarah Wanless
Abstract: The hypothesis of site-dependent population regulation predicts that birds utilize available nesting sites in a pre-emptive (ideal despotic) manner, leading to density dependence in heterogeneous habitats as poorer sites are used at higher population..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 73 (2), 367-376
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Author(s): Yutaka WATANUKI, Yadsuhiko NAITO and Jay SCHAUER
Abstract: At Bluff seabird colony, Norton Sound, Alaska, Common Murres
(Uria aalge) fed their chicks with mostly blennies in the afternoon. Parents of
Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) shifted chick guarding duties at any time
of day. Foraging trip..[more]..
Source: Polar Biol., 5,98-104, 1992
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All of Alcidae

  1. Ancient Murrelet
  2. Synthiboramphus antiquus
  1. Atlantic Puffin
  2. Fratercula arctica
  1. Black Guillemot
  2. Cepphus grylle
  1. Great Auk
  2. Pinguinus impennis
  1. Guillemot
  2. Uria aalge
  1. little auk
  2. Alle alle
  1. Parakeet Auklet
  2. Cyclorrhynchus psittacula
  1. Razorbill
  2. Alca Torda
  1. Thick-billed Murre
  2. Uria lomvia
  1. Tufted Puffin
  2. Fratercula cirrhata
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