- adj. having a thick beak
“Dainty black-legged kittiwakes and glaucous gulls flew in swirling clouds overhead while black-and-white thick-billed and common murres skimmed low across the water, looking like tuxedo-clad squadrons on maneuvers.”
“As the last parrot species native to the United States, thick-billed parrots are endangered.”
“Hydrographic features, cetaceans and the foraging of thick-billed murres and other marine birds in the northwestern Barents Sea.”
“Differential responses of common and thick-billed murres to a crash in the capelin stock in the southern Barents Sea.”
“For example, the CAFF Circumpolar Seabird Working Group recently produced the International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan  that identifies management issues related to common (Uria aalge) and thick-billed (U. lomvia) murres, which experienced significant declines in several circumpolar countries throughout the twentieth century.”
“For example, the number of thick-billed murre breeding colonies has been reduced from 48 to 23 during the last 30 years on the west coast of Greenland .”
“Common eiders, thick-billed murre, and black guillemot (Cepphus grylle) are the most commonly harvested seabird species in arctic Canada, and are utilized by indigenous people wherever they are available .”
“The most intense consumptive use of seabirds in Canada occurs in Newfoundland and Labrador, where thick-billed and common murres are harvested based on a set hunting season and bag limits.”
“Additional immigrants from the north during the winter include many birds, such as thick-billed murre, northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), and little auk.”
“There are three endemic subspecies: Tristan thrush Nesochicla eremita (850 pairs), thick-billed bunting Nesospiza wilkinsi (VU, 2,000 pairs) and Tristan bunting Nesospiza acunhae (VU, 10,000 pairs).”
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