One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers.
small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas
a sea bird found mostly in the UK
a sort of puffin-like bird that lays a pear shaped egg on their nesting ledge (cheers, Google)
an ocean bird that remains at sea except to breed. It has black or grey-brown plumage and dives for fish to eat.
The Guillemots comprise two genera of auks: Uria and Cepphus. The former are relatives of the Razorbill, Dovekie and the extinct Great Auk and together make up the tribe Alcini, while the latter form a tribe of their own, the Cepphini.