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Pigeon Guillemot photo

Pigeon Guillemot (Photo courtesy: Tom Grey)

Common name:

Pigeon Guillemot

Latin name:

Cepphus columba

Family:

Alcidae

Length:

12"

Wing span:

22"

Weight:

16 oz (500 g)

Habitat:

The Pigeon Guillemot is found along rocky coasts from Alaska to California.

Notes:

These birds are the least social of the Alcids. They may nest in solitary or in very small colonies. They regularly lay two eggs each year at the same nesting time. Pigeon Guillemots are the only members of the Alcid family to so.

Link:

Cornell Ornithology: Pigeon Guillemot

 

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Source: The Sibley Guide to Birds, Knopf © 2000-2003  

 

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