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Black Guillemot

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  Alternate name
Cepphus grylle Scientific name
Ciconiiformes Order
Alcidae Family
32-38 cm Length
Coastal inshore water, rocky cliffs, man made marine structures and open ocean. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 Eggs incubated by both parents for 30 days, young go to sea before they can fly. Clutch
Fish, crustaceans, mollusks, insects and plant matter. Food  
3289 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Black Guillemot song
(Cepphus grylle)
David Farrow XC37422
3-6-2003, United Kingdom

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