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A Black Guillemot in winter plumage
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Black Guillemot in winter plumage
Image notes: Tysties stay around the Shetland coast all winter.
Species in Image: Black Guillemot
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01234

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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