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Pigeon Guillemot

Cepphus columba

Description:

This was my first time seeing one in winter plumage. Unlike in the summer when they are mostly black with white wing patches, they are mostly white with some dusky gray on their backs and heads in the winter. Their distinctive feet, however, stay red all year.

Habitat:

In a boat harbor protected from big waves by a small island and jetties.

Notes:

Click the reference link for some photos of them in their typical plumage.

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Machi
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Machi

Kodiak, Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.78, Long: -152.41

Spotted on Dec 15, 2019
Submitted on Dec 21, 2019

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