Black Guillemot

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Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Alcidae
Basic Description

A Black-And-White bird of the northern seas, the Black Guillemot breeds along the coasts of Canada and Greenland. Unlike other members of the puffin family, it prefers to forage in relatively shallow near-shore waters.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Arao Aliblanco (Spanish)
  • Guillemot à miroir (French)
  • Cool Facts

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