Black Guillemot

Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They show white wing linings in flight. In winter, the upperparts are pale grey and the underparts are white. The wings remain black with the large white patch on the inner wing.

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The Black Guillemot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

the largest black guillemot colony in Alaska. The nest boxes I built with both salvaged wood and some new plywood from Barrow are the most widespread sign of a human presence in the past three decades, and my cabin the most obvious change in the past decade. More

Black Guillemot in Oban harbour Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3. More

Cepphus, particularly the Black Guillemot, which is slightly smaller. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch broken by a black wedge, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They are similar in appearance to the Black Guillemot but show dark wing linings in flight. In winter, the upper parts are mottled grey and black and the underparts are white. They walk well and habitually have an upright posture. More

Black Guillemots breed from eastern Canada south to the coast of Maine, then eastward at the fringes of the Arctic across Eurasia, reaching North America in isolated colonies in northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Breeding colonies are smaller and more widely scattered in the southern part of the bird's range, perhaps due to evenly dispersed prey; larger colonies of 2,000 to 10,000 pairs have been reported in the high Arctic. More

Black Guillemot: Winter Default description Black Guillemot: Winter Black Guillemot: Juvenile Default description Black Guillemot: Juvenile Black Guillemot: Breeding Male Default description Black Guillemot: Breeding Male Related Birds Common Murre Pigeon Guillemot Thick-billed Murre Black Scoter White-winged Scoter Dovekie Razorbill General Black Guillemot: Medium-sized seabird, all black with large white wing patch, bright More

Black Guillemot Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * Adult breedingPopOutZoom In Adult breeding * © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology Similar Species - * White-winged Scoter larger and heavier, with small white patch only on rear of wing. More

The Black Guillemot or Tystie, Cepphus grylle, is a medium-sized alcid at 32-38 cm in length, and with a 49-58 cm wingspan. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They show white wing linings in flight. In winter, the upperparts are pale grey and the underparts are white. The wings remain black with the large white patch on the inner wing. More

The Black Guillemot is a lively member of the bird life on Eastern Egg Rock. The pigeon-sized Guillemots dance atop the big boulders and nest in burrows among the rocks. The one in the picture has a fish called a Sand Eel that it is going to feed its young. Guillemots eat all kinds of animals from the sea, including crustaceans (crabs and shrimp), mollusks (clams and snails), and worms. More

A pair of Black Guillemot perched on a ledge on the walls of an island at Elliston, Newfoundland, Canada, USA. There are two types of guillemots in North America. The Black Guillemot is the more common of the two species, which can be found on the northern coast of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Pigeon Guillemot lives along the northern coast lines of the Pacific Ocean only. More

the winter plumaged Black Guillemot was a nearly unbelievable addition to the Cayuga Lake Basin checklist. It was not found again the first weekend after the first sighting, but was relocated at Aurora, tentatively by Carol Schmitt on Wednesday, 27 October, and then definitively by Mike Harvey and Tim Lenz on 30 October. A number of people were able to see it on 30 October. More

The Black Guillemot feeds mainly on fish and crustaceans and dives in search of food. It breeds at low levels in crevices or among boulders on rocky shores and at the base of cliffs. Flight - Low and fast over water. White wing patches very prominent. Call - Various, high pitched whistles. Habitat - Rocky coasts and on sea. More

Aspects of the topic black guillemot are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in guillemot (bird)) legs. In British usage, the name guillemot also refers to birds that in America are called murres. Guillemots are deep divers that feed on the bottom. The best known of the three species is the black guillemot, or tystie (C. grylle). More

had darker wing linings than the Black Guillemot (at this point I also noticed the range maps which showed records of black, but not pigeon, in the north east). So the clencher for calling it a Black was the whitish underwings, but the history of Blacks having been recorded in this general area and not Pigeon Guillemots and the fact that I didn't notice any dark bar in the white wing patch (not to say it wasn't there - I just didn't notice. More

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The Black Guillemot frequently seen on the east coast is hard to distinguish from the Pigeon Guillemot of the west coast. Both are black with striking white wing patches and hard to miss bright red feet and legs. Both nest in rocky crevices and often sit on offshore rocks as the three are doing in the photograph by Emmalee Tarry above. I remember sitting atop a cliff in Nova Scotia watching what looked like white butterflies flying below. More

Another black guillemot was off Conwy Morfa - unusual at this site. More

black guillemot,I saw this bird close to our discharge berth in Belfast harbour. The Black Guillemot is distributed in northern Europe and around the fringes of the Arctic Ocean in North America and Siberia. In winter it can remain in the high Arctic as long as there is unfrozen water available. It is mainly a bottom-feeder which is why it is normally found close to shore and frequently around harbours in the Northern Isles. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Alcidae
Genus : Cepphus
Species : grylle
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)