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Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)

Appearance:

Unmistakable in summer with almost all black plumage. White oval wing-patches in all plumages. Only auk with white wing-panels. Bill quite slender and pointed, body and wings rounded. Winter plumage blotched in grey and white, with dark wings (with white coverts). Typically scans for food by frequently dipping forehead in the water.

Sound:

Call surprisingly high pitched. Quite pure, drawn out, plaintive whistling notes in same pitch range as Hazel Grouse.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Sounds:Recorded by David Farrow. http://www.xeno-canto.org .CC license

Facts:
Length (cm):
30-32
Wingspan (cm):
52-58
Weight (gram):
340-500
Size group:
Thrush-size
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Auks/Cormorants
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