Black Guillemot

Other Names: Tystie

Distribution: arctic and subarctic waters worldwide.

Black Guillemot distribution range map

Description:

Size: 30-32 cm in length with a 50-56 cm wingspan.

Plumage: All black in summer, with a large white wing patch, bright red feet, and a pointed bill. In winter, the black is largely replaced by white. The eyes and bill are black.

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Black Guillemot

Black Guillemot

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alaska
alberta
connecticut
delaware
greenland
labrador
maine
manitoba
massachusetts
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north atlantic coast
north carolina
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
vermont
virginia
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
mountains
Color
black
Body Shape
upright-perching-water
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
auks, murres and puffins - alcidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species