Murre (aka Turr)


In Elliston, the murre is commonly called the turr. In the summer, the turr is easily recognized by his black beak, neck, and upper breast. The lower belly is glossy white. Murres or turrs can live up to 25 years. Turrs have just one young per year and eggs are laid between May to June. They nest on the upper half of cliffs, under puffins and gulls, but above Kittiwakes and guillemots.