Pigeon Guillemot

Cepphus columba (Pallas, 1811)

Summary

Seabird with a very large population (actual number in the order of a few hundred thousand individuals) and with a large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting along rocky coastlines and islands in North Pacific Ocean, mainly in rocky sea cliffs and wintering at sea mainly in the North Pacific Ocean.
The evolution trend of the global population is apparently stable.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Pigeon Guillemot

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests along rocky coastlines and islands in North Pacific Ocean, mainly in crevices on rocky sea cliffs and in burrows on coastal talus slopes. The colonies are close to shallower waters. It winters in the sea, in North Pacific Ocean.

Feed

It feeds mainly on small fish and invertebrates.

Breeding

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Predators

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