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L. 37β39 cm (14Β½-15ΒΌ in)
 Adult Breeding
 Similar Species
Common Guillemot, which has a long pointed bill.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Breeds on islands, rocky shores and steep cliffs, usually at a lower level to the Common Guillemot. Winters on the open sea and in large estuaries.
Flies fast and direct low over water.
In colonies with eggs laid on a bare rock ledge
Swims underwater to forage for food. Eats sand eels, herring, some crustaceans and marine worms.
A querrulous, croaking kaargh
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