Brünnich’s Guillemot / Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)
Length: 40 cm
Weight: 736-1,100 g
Wingspan: 65-73 cm
Population: 580,000 pairs
Brünnich’s Guillemot is a high arctic species. It is common in Iceland but the population has been declining. Brünnich’s Guillemot nest on smaller sills than Common Guillemot. It feeds on fish like capelin and sandeel but also on crustaceans and lugworms.
Brünnich’s Guillemots do not nest at Skjálfandi bay but are seen regularly foraging.