Black Guillemot
Fact File
Taken in the Harbour at Oban on 5th July 2009 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300m zoom lens.
 

Juvenile
Taken at Stevenston on 7th September 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens.
Fact File
Winter Plumage
Taken at Port Seton on 8th January 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens.
Fact File
 
Black Guillimot.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Local Names:
Cepphus grylle.
Charadriiformes.
Alcidae.
Tystie.


Site Of Nest:
Food:
Plumage:



Length:
Wingspan:
Rocky shores, cliffs.
They mainly eat fish, crustaceans, mollusks, insects and plant material.
Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They show white wing linings in flight. In winter, the upperparts are pale grey and the underparts are white. The wings remain black with the large white patch on the inner wing.
32-38 cm.
49-58 cm.


Voice:
 Recorded by David Farrow