Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Butcher, G. S.; Niven, D. K. 2007. Combining data from the Christmas bird count and the breeding bird survey to determine the continental status and trends of North American birds.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Gaston, A. J.; Gilchrist, H. G.; Hipfner, J. M. 2005. Climate change, ice conditions and reproduction in an Arctic nesting marine bird: Brunnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia L.). Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 832-841.

Gaston, A.J.; Hipfner, J.M. 2000. Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia, version 2.0. Ithaca, NY Available at:

Irons, D.B.; Anker-Nilssen, T.; Gaston, A.J.; Byrd, G.V.; Falk, K.; Gilchrist, H.G.; Hario, M.; Hjernquist, M.; Krasnov, Y.V.; Mosbech, A.; Olsen, B.; Petersen, A.; Reid, J.B.; Robertson, G.J.; Strom, H.; Wohl, K.D. 2008. Fluctuations in circumpolar seabird populations linked to climate oscillations. Global Change Biology 14: 1455-1463.

Merkel, F.; Boertmann, D.; Falk, K.; Frederiksen, M.; Johansen, K.; Labansen, A.L.; Linnebjerg, J.F.; Mosbech, A.; Sonne, C. 2016. Why is the last Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia colony in central West Greenland heading for extinction? Bird Conservation International 26(2): 177-191.

Nettleship, D.N.; Christie, D.A. 2013. Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Uria lomvia. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.