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  • n. Plural form of guillemot.

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Examples

  • Under ordinary circumstances he would merely have had to drive away feathered pilferers, such as guillemots or puffins, from his sorrel and scurvy grass.

    The Fur Country

  • Birds such as guillemots, seaducks and divers could be seriously affected even by the smallest of spills.

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  • Two or three of the more venturesome ones could get a little sport by pulling a long four miles down to the extremity of Cape Harrigan, where sea pigeon had a home in the face of a magnificent cliff, against the bottom of which the gunners had to risk being thrown by the heavy swell rolling against it, as they shot from a boat bobbing like a cork, at "guillemots" flying like bullets from a gun out of the face of the cliff.

    Bowdoin Boys in Labrador An Account of the Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador led by Prof. Leslie A. Lee of the Biological Department

  • It may only measure about two miles by one and a half, but Skomer is teeming with wildlife: birds like guillemots, oystercatchers, cormorants and puffins.

    Through the lens: getting close to Welsh wildlife

  • Stuart Housden, Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland, said razorbills, puffins and guillemots that gather in the North Sea in late summer could be at risk.

    Shell: 54,600 gallons of oil spilled in North Sea

  • The mournful soft whistle of tysties – black guillemots – drifts from the end of the bay where they nest in a tumble of rock on the shattered face of a craggy buttress.

    Country diary: Shetland

  • Many of us at the aquarium engaged in lively exchanges with visitors who insisted they saw penguins in Alaska or other locations in the Northern Hemisphere, but they likely saw razorbills, murres, puffins, guillemots, or other birds in the auk family.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • In southwestern Greenland, seabird populations have been over-exploited for a number of years by local peoples and the populations of guillemots (Uria spp.) have decreased by more than 90% in this area [13].

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • Black guillemots (Cepphus grylle) and thickbilled murres (Uria lomvia) feed on the amphipod Gammarus wilkitzkii.

    General description of the Arctic biota

  • Great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo), shags (P. aristotelis), black guillemots, and northern gannets (Sula bassanus) are also harvested but to a lesser degree, and eggs of gulls, terns, and sometimes eiders are also collected, although there are no records of egg numbers [48].

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic

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