A small, chunky black-and-white bird. Appears rather tailless with no neck. Nonbreeding birds have a white throat and ear patch.© Rob Edsall | Macaulay LibraryNova Scotia, January 17, 2021
Breeds in rocky terrain along high arctic coasts. Stocky with a no-neck look and a compact bill. Black above and white below.© Christoph Moning | Macaulay LibrarySvalbard, June 14, 2015
Breeding adult© Christoph Moning | Macaulay LibrarySvalbard, June 14, 2015
Short-tailed and short-necked pelagic bird. Often sits low in the water. Nonbreeding birds have a white throat and ear patch.© Susan Wellington | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, January 21, 2018
Nonbreeding adult/immature© Jeremiah Trimble | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, February 16, 2013
Flight is rapid and insectlike. Body looks like a football in flight.© Peter Flood | Macaulay LibraryNorth Carolina, February 16, 2020
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