Guillemot

Uria aalge

Guillemot

Guillemot

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Uria aalge

Family:

Auks

Conservation status:

Amber

Measurements

Length:

38cm to 45cm

Wingspan:

64cm to 73cm

Weight:

850g to 1.13kg

About the Guillemot

The guillemot is a dark brown and white seabird with black legs and a medium-length beak. They are similar to razorbills, although not as dark with their colouring.

There are copious numbers of Guillemots on many of the UK's coasts, particularly on stretches with cliffs. You'll only see these birds come to land when nesting, as they spend most of their lives out at sea.

What does a Guillemot eat?

Their diets consist of crustaceans and fish.

Other birds in the Auks family

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