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Black Guillemots on a walkway
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Image details:  
Image Description: Black Guillemots on a walkway
Image notes: Walkways provide a useful resting spot for these birds.
Species in Image: Black Guillemot
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01237

General details:  
Common Name Black Guillemot
Latin Name Cepphus grylle
Shetland Name Tystie
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Alcidae
Common Family Name Auks
Description Very common breeding bird. Resident all year. They nest on rocky shore and favour small uninhabited islands. It has lately adopted the floating 'walkways' of salmon cages for roosting.
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