Black Guillemot

Name: Black Guillemot

Scientific name: Cepphus grylle

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 80

What are nature stars?

About: A small seabird, about 36cm long. In the summer, Black Guillemots are black all over, with a large white oval patch on each wing. In the winter they turn white, with black barring on their backs and black wings with the white patch. They have bright red legs.

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: Nests on cliffs and rocky islands at scattered locations around the coast of Scotland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: Also known as the Tystie, the Shetland name.

Photograph credit: Ómar Runólfsson


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