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  All About Birds: Black Guillemot
A fl-and-white bird of the northern seas, the Black Guillemot breeds along the coasts of Canada and Greenland.
The Black Guillemot is more susceptible to ingestion and biomagnification of marine pollution than other alcids because it takes prey from shallow water or at the sea floor.
The Black Guillemot shows a considerable amount of geographic variation in the amount of white in its winter plumage.
www.birds.cornell.edu /AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Black_Guillemot.html   (277 words)

 Black Guillemot
The Black Guillemot or 'tystie' is a circumpolar species, concentrated around the North Atlantic, Barents Sea, Baltic and smaller numbers around the Chukchi Sea in northern Alaska and north-eastern Siberia.
Black Guillemot nests are hidden in rock crevices and under boulders, which makes them extremely difficult to census during the breeding season.
Unfortunately, during the SCR census, counts of Black Guillemots in the Republic of Ireland were conducted in June and not during the pre-breeding period.
www.jncc.gov.uk /page-2900   (1049 words)

 Guillemot - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Guillemot, common name for three northern species of seabird of the auk family.
Two are found in North America: the fl guillemot of the Atlantic...
They are known as guillemots in the United Kingdom, but in American usage that...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Guillemot.html   (95 words)

 Guillemot - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The UK’s coasts have many stretches of sheer cliffs where seabirds breed and the guillemot is one of the most numerous birds in the great ‘seabird cities’.
Dark brown and white, not as fl as the similar razorbill, it has a 'bridled' form with a white ring round the eye and stripe behind it.
Guillemots are best seen at the nesting colonies, from March to the end of July.
www.rspb.org.uk /birds/guide/g/guillemot/index.asp   (284 words)

 Friends of Cooper Island
In northern Alaska Black Guillemots breed in ground-level cavities whose entrances are blocked with snow until early summer temperatures are warm enough to melt the winter accumulation.
Because female guillemots do begin to form eggs until they have access to a nesting cavity, the timing of egg laying is sensitive to changes in snow disappearance in the spring.
Black Guillemots colonies are frequently limited by the availability of suitable nest sites as evidenced by rapid occupation of cavities created by researchers and the presence of substantial nonbreeding populations at many colonies.
www.cooperisland.org /importantfindings.htm   (756 words)

 AllRefer.com - guillemot (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
In winter its plumage is a mixture of fl, white, and gray.
Guillemots are distinctive among auks in a number of ways: they are better fliers than most, they are not very gregarious, and the female lays two or three eggs at a time instead of the usual one.
Guillemots are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Charadriiformes, family Alcidae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/guillemo.html   (317 words)

 Background on Ice Edge Expedtion
Changes in Black guillemot colonization and population are already among the first documented biological effects of climate change in the western Arctic.
Black guillemots breed in cavity nests on the ground, and require a minimum of 80 snow- free days for laying eggs, hatching their young and for the fledglings to leave the nest.
Black guillemots fly across the sea from their nests on shore to the ice edge where they forage for food in this rich, biologically productive area of the Arctic marine environment.
archive.greenpeace.org /climate/arctic99/reports/backexp.html   (1036 words)

 Chapter 9: The Sooty Guillemot
The chief external differences between the Sooty Guillemot and other closely related guillemots are its 10 to 20 percent larger size, the lack of the white speculum on the wings, and the presence of white markings around the eyes which inspires its alternate names.
As in the Black and Pigeon Guillemot, the winter plumage is a mottled gray and white.
In the Sooty Guillemot, the action is strongly aggressive and frequently performed by individuals among groups on the water or on land.
promises.freeshell.org /auks/chapter9.html   (1622 words)

 Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Black Guilemots are mostly fl with a bold white wing patch.
The Black Guillemot is an Alcid, or a member of the Auk family.
Black Guillemots are found from the Arctic Circle south to Northern New England.
www.projectpuffin.org /virtual/guillemot.html   (274 words)

 Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)
Guillemots eat all kinds of animals from the sea, including crustaceans (crabs and shrimp), mollusks (clams and snails), and worms.
The Black Guillemot is an Alcid, or a member of the Auk family.
Black Guillemots are found from the Arctic Circle south to Northern New England.
www.audubon.org /bird/puffin/virtual/guillemot.html   (274 words)

 Black Guillemot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Guillemot or Tystie, Cepphus grylle, is a medium-sized alcid at 32-38 cm in length, and with a 49-58 cm wingspan.
In winter, the upperparts are pale grey and the underparts are white.
The wings remain fl with the large white patch on the inner wing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Guillemot   (307 words)

 What the heck is a "guillemot"? | Guillemot Kayaks
Guillemot \'gil-e-,mät\ A small fl duck-like bird with white wing patches and red feet.
The guillemot is a strong diver, using its wings to fly through the water.
When paddling toward a guillemot swimming on the surface, it will quickly duck it's head into the water, looking to make sure it is safe to dive.
www.guillemot-kayaks.com /guillemot/faq/what_the_heck_is_a_guillemot   (308 words)

 Black guillemot - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Black guillemot - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Unlike most other European auks the fl guillemot is typically found in ones and twos, scattered around rocky islets.
It is typical of the larger sea lochs of western Scotland, and the northern and western isles, but is also found in Ireland, the Isle of Man and in a handful of spots in England and Wales.
www.rspb.org.uk /birds/guide/b/blackguillemot/index.asp   (220 words)

 Pigeon Guillemot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is a medium-sized alcid endemic to the Pacific.
In winter, the upperparts are mottled grey and fl and the underparts are white.
Pigeon Guillemots range across the Northern Pacific from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia to coasts in western North America from Alaska to California.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pigeon_Guillemot   (360 words)

 Nesting of the Black Guillemot at Point Barrow, Alaska
The drum was ap- proximately 200 m from the end of the Point and 40 m from the shallow water (maxi- mum depth, 2 m) of Elson Lagoon.
In its breeding habitat the Black Guillemot is a bird of rocky cliffs.
Ext.) observed Black Guillemots breeding at Cape Thompson on the northwest Alaskan coast, where rocky cliffs of the type Soper describes are common.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/Auk/v085n01/p0139-p0140.html   (1022 words)

 Black Guillemot
Black Guillemot, Cepphus grylle, Cayuga Lake, Aurora, Cayuga Co., NY, 30 October 2004.
Found at Myers Point, Tompkins Co. on 23 October 2004 by Paul Hurtado, the winter plumaged Black Guillemot was a nearly unbelievable addition to the Cayuga Lake Basin checklist.
The bird showed dark in the white wing patches, and as can be seen by some of the video captures, the dark consisted of two fl lines, thickest on the ventral side.
birds.cornell.edu /crows/black_guillemot.htm   (245 words)

 Arctic Change - Land: Waterfowl
While in past years, parent guillemots frequently fledged two young per nest, no guillemot pairs were able to raise more than one young in 2003 or 2004.
The Cooper Island Guillemot colony has been able to remain at approximately 150 pairs due to the immigration of recruits from other colonies.
In 2004 one third of the 180 guillemot nestlings were killed by prospecting Horned Puffins.
www.arctic.noaa.gov /detect/land-duck.shtml   (339 words)

 ARRP-Guillemots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The colony is still the largest Black Guillemot colony in the State of Alaska.
Black Guillemt eggs at Cooper Island breeding colony.
Black Guillemot captured at Cooper Island breeding colony and about to be released.
www.alaska.edu /epscor/arrp/guillemot.html   (191 words)

 Sea Birds
The pigeon guillemot is fl with white patches and markings on its wings.
The pigeon guillemot builds its nest of seaweed or grass on the ledges inside the caves, and lays a clutch of one to two eggs.
But it is interesting to note that if a predator such as an eagle or hawk enters the nesting area, the gulls will immediately attack in forces of 100 or more, chasing the intruder away or even forcing it into the water to drown.
www.sealioncaves.com /whatsee/birds.html   (563 words)

 Sighting Reports
Troup Hd Black guillemot 4, Grt skua 1,Sandwich tern 2
Black guillemot 5, Puffin 25+, 1st Great Skua.
Black Guillemot 6, Skua 1, Puffin 100+ Seal 10.
www.puffincruises.com /pages/sighting_reports.php   (500 words)

 Uria aalge
The Guillemot is best identified by its bill: long, wholly dark and gently tapering to a point.
In winter Guillemots have a pale throat and cheeks, marked by a characteristic dark line behind the eye like the arm of a pair of spectacles.
Some birds called 'bridled Guillemots' show the opposite colour-pattern in summer - they seem to be wearing white-rimmed spectacles.
www.birdguides.com /html/vidlib/species/Uria_aalge.htm   (232 words)

 eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail
In summer, all fl with large white wing patch; bright red feet; pointed bill.
In winter, the fl is largely replaced by white.
Guillemots are hardy birds, rarely migrating even in subzero weather.
www.enature.com /fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=BD0194   (133 words)

The Clark’s Grebe a duck like bird has a big, long, white necked bird with an elongated yellow bill, red eyes and a dark colored cap that doesn’t meet the eyes and the back of its...
The Black Throated Blue Warbler is one of over 100 species of warblers that live in the
The distinguishing characteristics of the Long Billed Dowitcher is their long straight, dark colored beak yellow, green legs, an ivory colored bottom and a tail checkered with fl and white.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/birding   (418 words)

 Nearctica - Natural History - Birds of Eastern North America - Alcidae - Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)
Both plumages of the Pigeon Guillemot are similar to the Black Guillemot, but have fl bars or markings in the white wing patch.
Breeding Range (see map below): The Black Guillemot breeds on the rocky cliffs and shores of the northern regions of North America from New England in the east and south, northward along the Atlantic Coast to the far northern Canadian islands.
Behavior: The Black Guillemot has a habit of repeatedly dipping its bill into the water.
www.nearctica.com /birds/alcids/Cgrylle.htm   (254 words)

 Birds - Black Guillemot
Large white patch on upper wings, and white ends of wing feathers, leave a fl bar across the wings, sometimes apparently, though not really, absent; wing linings white.
In the diary kept on the Jeannette, De Long recorded meeting with fl guillemots in latitude 730, swimming about in the open spaces between the ice-floes early in May; and Greely ate their eggs off the shores of Northern Greenland in July.
One of the first lessons taught the young birds is to hurl themselves from the jutting rocks to escape the fox that is forever threatening their lives in the eyries, and to dive into the sea that protects and feeds them.
www.oldandsold.com /articles20/birds-146.shtml   (313 words)

 Black Guillemot: Meyer's Point, Cayuga Lake
From the better views I had of the bird tthis area appeared more fl due to the fl flight feathers and tail and some fl in the feathers that formed the posterior boarder of the white wing patch.
The bill is all fl and the light coloration seen here at the base of the bill and/or front of the face is from the light hitting the bird...
As for Black vs. Pigeon this took a while longer and I based this on three things - 1 is pretty solid the other two a little less so.
www.cam.cornell.edu /~pauljh/photos/blkgui.html   (737 words)

 Brontë Sources, Texts, and Criticism
It is thus described by Latham:—"In this the plumage is in patches of white and fl on the upper parts, and all beneath white.
In Brunnich's bird the belly was spotted fl and white: he supposed it to be a bird of the first year."
Cotes, of Bedlington, differed from the Lesser Guillemot in its bill being much shorter, measuring only about an inch and a half on the ridge of the upper mandible, and in having the hinder part of the head surrounded by a continuation of the white feathers which cover the cheeks, but mixed with dusky spots.
faculty.plattsburgh.edu /peter.friesen/?go=762   (227 words)

 Friends of Cooper Island
The observed changes in the Black Guillemot's breeding biology over the last three decades are among the first biological indications of the impact of recent warming in the Arctic.
This allowed guillemot parents to find sufficient arctic cod to raise their chicks, with breeding success the highest in the years.
Horned Puffins, which do not rely on the pack ice for food, also did well with a record number of young being raised, indicating that their subarctic forage fish were common near the island.
cooperisland.org   (324 words)

 Black Guillemot (not), 9 Dec 98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Paul Lehman advises that he and others were at the Inlet from dawn to 10:45.
The Guillemot was not seen during that time.
He also reports that the Black-tailed Gull of last week has not been seen again, but that "...
www.princeton.edu /~llarson/njb/blackguillemot9dec98.html   (72 words)

 Guillemot à miroir / Black Guillemot : Catalogue / Catalog : John James Audubon : The Birds of America : ...
Guillemot à miroir / Black Guillemot : Catalogue / Catalog : John James Audubon : The Birds of America : Musée de la civilisation
Le guillemot à miroir niche en petites colonies dans le Bas-Saint-Laurent et partout à l’est de la Côte-Nord, incluant les côtes du Nouveau-Québec.
The Black Guillemot nests in small colonies in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and everywhere east of the Côte-Nord region, including the coastline of Nouveau-Québec.
www.mcq.org /audubon/catalogue/audubon_219.html   (219 words)

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