Black Guillemot

Black Guillemot


Literature Black Guillemot
[order] Charadriiformes |

Black Guillemot determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Alcidae | [latin] Cepphus grylle | [UK] Black Guillemot | [FR] Guillemot à miroir | [DE] Gryllteiste | [ES] Arao aliblanco | [IT] Uria nera | [NL] Zwarte Zeekoet

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Cepphus grylle grylle Baltic Sea
  2. Cepphus grylle faeroeensis Faroe Is.
  3. Cepphus grylle islandicus Iceland
  4. Cepphus grylle arcticus ne USA, se Canada and s Greenland to the British Isles, s Scandinavia and the White Sea
  5. Cepphus grylle mandtii ne Canada to Svalbard to n Siberis and n Alaska
  6. Cepphus grylle NA, EU n coasts


Alaska Seabird Information Series BLACK GUILLEMOT Cepphus grylle.
Author(s): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Abstract: The Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is a striking bird with almost entirely black breeding plumage, a bright, white patch on the upper wing and spotless, white underwings. Its plumage is set off with bright red legs and feet, a slender black bill, a..[more]..
Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Alaska, 2006
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Breeding Distribution and Numbers of Black Guillemots in Jones Sound, N.W.T.
Abstract: Aerial surveys of Jones Sound, N.W.T., reveal a highly clumped distributoiof nb lack guillemotsi n the early spring and throughout the
breeding season. Black guillemots are uncommon throughout much of Jones Sound except at its mouth and in the weste..[more]..
Source: ARCTIC, VOL.45, NO.2 (JUNE 1992) P. 111-114
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Reported decrease of PCB in black guillemot eggs
during the period 1999 to 2001

Author(s): Kristín Sv. Olafsdottir
Abstract: A research done by the Food and Environmental Agency had shown a significant reduction of PCB
in Black guillemot eggs during the period of 1999 to 2001. This brought up the question weather
there is a reduction of PCB in the environment, or Black g..[more]..
Source: Natturuvísindadeildin, Frooskaparsetur Faroya
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Mercury in liver, eggs and feather of black
guillemot Cepphus grylle faeroeensis in the
Faroe Islands

Author(s): Maria Dam, Katrin Hoydal and Jens-Kjeld Jensen
Abstract: During 1995-1997 a large number of black guillemots from an area near the southern part of Streymoy and Hestoy were sacrificed in connection with a large study of the birds’ diet and of pollutants load in the Faroe Islands. In recent years also black..[more]..
Source: Frooskaparrit 52. bok 2004: 73-84
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Colony attendance in a Black Guillemot colony in
West Greenland

Author(s): Anne-Mette H. Andersen, Katrine Rahe, Signe Sveegaard and
Mads C. Forchhammer
Abstract: Colony attendance of Black Guillemots Cepphus grylle was studied at a colony on Skarveø in West
Greenland. Observations were conducted in the post hatching period by scan sampling birds in and near the colony
every 30 minutes throughout five days. ..[more]..
Source: Dansk Orn. Foren. Tidsskr. 103 (2009): 22-27
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The occurrence and behavior of non-breeding Horned Puffins at Black Guillemot
colonies in northern Alaska.

Abstract: The Black Guillemot (Cepphus grille) and Horned Puffin (Fratercula comicdata) are cavity nesting alcids that typically breed in talus. In Alaska both species breed in rock cavities as far north as Cape Lisburne (D. Roseneau, pers. comm.). No talus or..[more]..
Source: IV&on Bull., 94(3), 1982, pp. 356-358
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All of Alcidae

  1. Ancient Murrelet
  2. Synthiboramphus antiquus
  1. Atlantic Puffin
  2. Fratercula arctica
  1. Black Guillemot
  2. Cepphus grylle
  1. Great Auk
  2. Pinguinus impennis
  1. Guillemot
  2. Uria aalge
  1. little auk
  2. Alle alle
  1. Parakeet Auklet
  2. Cyclorrhynchus psittacula
  1. Razorbill
  2. Alca Torda
  1. Thick-billed Murre
  2. Uria lomvia
  1. Tufted Puffin
  2. Fratercula cirrhata
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