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Pigeon guillemots are pigeon-sized water birds. They use their narrow bills to probe for fish, crabs, and other prey among the vegetation and rocks.

pigeon sitting on rock

Did You Know?

Using their wings as paddles and their feet as rudders, they dive more than 150 feet deep to the sea bottom.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Cepphus columba

Arctic and Pacific oceans and coasts of North America and Asia

Ocean and rocky coastal cliffs

10.5 to 14.5 in

Zoo Location:
Birds of the World

Fish and aquatic invertebrates