13 October, 2009

Black Guillemot

Scientific Name: Cepphus grylle

Range / Habitat: Marine species, nests on rocky coastlines throughout the subarctic. Mostly pelagic in the same waters in winter.

Field Notes: Medium-sized water bird. All black with bright white wing patches during breeding.  Inside of mouth and feet bright red. Mostly white with dusky back in winter.

Personal Notes: We finally went back to Iceland to get an upgraded photo and replace the "black guilledot" on this post. 

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