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Guillemot, Pigeon bird pictures


Guillemot, Pigeon bird picturesPIGEON GUILLEMOT
29. Cepphus columba. 13 inches.

This bird is very similar to the Black Guillemot except that the under-surfaces of the wings are dark.

The nearly straight and slender bill is black, feathered to the upper edge of nostrils. Feet and inside of mouth bright red.

Nest. - Their two eggs are laid on the bare rocks in dark places under the rocks, are pale blue or green in color with black or brown markings and paler spots of lilac.

Range. - Pacific coast of North America.