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Black guillemot

Cepphus grylle


Red-footed guillemot would perhaps be more suitable for this medium sized alcid. This is a strictly marine bird species that gets it's name from its jet black plumage. Though most of the body is black, the black guillemot has a distinctive white patch on the inner wing. The feet are webbed (typical of aquatic birds) and legs and feet a dark red colour.


Rocky shores and cliffs in the northern Atlantic.

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Elsa 10 years ago

Agree!! Such a cute bird!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

I love its feet!

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Spotted on Jun 17, 2012
Submitted on Aug 13, 2012

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