Pigeon Guillemot

Cepphus columba - Guillemot colombin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cepphus

  • Species
    :

    columba

Descriptor

Pallas, 1811

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 37 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 450 à 550 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Guillemot colombin
adult plum. breeding
Guillemot colombin
adult

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information 5 subspecies

  • Cepphus columba columba (ne Siberia through the Bering Sea.)
  • Cepphus columba snowi (n and c Kuril Is.. se Russia.)
  • Cepphus columba kaiurka (Commander Is.. se Russia. to wc Aleutian Is.)
  • Cepphus columba adiantus (c Aleutian Is. to nw USA. Washington.)
  • Cepphus columba eureka (w USA. Oregon, California.)

Foreign names

  • Guillemot colombin,
  • Arao Colombino,
  • Airo-columbino,
  • Taubenteiste,
  • galamblumma,
  • Duifzeekoet,
  • Uria colombina,
  • Beringtejst,
  • Beringteist,
  • svišťúň holubí,
  • alkoun holubí,
  • Beringstejst,
  • tyynenmerenriskilä,
  • somorgollaire columbí,
  • nurnik aleucki,
  • baložu alks,
  • Тихоокеанский чистик,
  • ウミバト,
  • 海鸽,
  • 海鴿,

Voice song and cries

Guillemot colombin
adult

Habitat

Guillemot colombin
adult

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

Other sources of interest

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