Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle - Guillemot à miroir

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cepphus

  • Species
    :

    grylle

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 32 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 52 à 58 cm.
  • Weight
    : 320 à 485 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Cepphus grylle mandtii (ne Canada to Svalbard to n Siberia and n Alaska)
  • Cepphus grylle arcticus (ne USA, se Canada and s Greenland to the British Isles, s Scandinavia and the White Sea)
  • Cepphus grylle islandicus (Iceland)
  • Cepphus grylle faeroeensis (Faroe Is.)
  • Cepphus grylle grylle (Baltic Sea)

Foreign names

  • Guillemot à miroir,
  • Arao Aliblanco,
  • Airo-d'asa-branca,
  • Gryllteiste,
  • fekete lumma,
  • Zwarte Zeekoet,
  • Uria nera,
  • Tobisgrissla,
  • Teist,
  • svišťúň zrkadlový,
  • alkoun obecný,
  • Tejst,
  • riskilä,
  • somorgollaire alablanc,
  • Teista,
  • nurnik (zwyczajny),
  • melnais alks,
  • črna njorka,
  • Чистик,
  • ハジロウミバト,
  • 白翅斑海鸽,
  • 黑海鴿,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

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