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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Black Guillemot

Bird Sightings - Black Guillemot
First winter Black Guillemot

Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle

Gaelic: Garra-breac, Calltag

Photograph © Terry Fountain
Peters Port - South Uist - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
15th October, 2006

 

Our Black Guillemot photographs

Black Guillemot
Black Guillemot

 

  • Black Guillemot
  • Cepphus grylle
  • Gaelic: Garra-breac, Calltag
  • WI: Common resident breeder (1000 -10,000 breeding pairs)
    One of the largest Black Guillemot colonies in the UK is on the Monach Islands

The collective name for auks is a raft, colony, flock of auks.

 

Black Guillemot records in the Western Isles

Common resident breeder (1000 -10,000 breeding pairs)
One of the largest Black Guillemot colonies in the UK is on the Monach Islands (part of the Western Isles)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Black Guillemot is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Other local bird photographs

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