Some local birders made a trip this week to Dorset's Portland Harbour, where a Brunnich's Guillemot
has been feeding among the expensive yachts.
-A BRUNNICH'S Guillemot
that strayed south from the Arctic was seen off North Ronaldsay, Orkney.
Polar bears have also been observed to prey on eggs, nestlings, and adults of colonial nesting seabirds and waterfowl, including Brunnich's guillemot (Uria lomvia) (Donaldson et al., 1995), little auk (Alle alle) (Stempniewicz, 1993), snow goose (Anser caerulescens) (Abraham et al., 1977), Canada goose (Branta canadensis) (Smith and Hill, 1996), and pale-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla hrota) (Madsen et al., 1989), as well as on terrestrial species such as willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) (Miller and Woolridge, 1983).
They also penetrate lower parts of the little auk and Brunnich's guillemot colonies and take accessible eggs, nestlings, and adult birds.
For Brunnich's guillemot
(or thick-billed murre, Uria lomvia), for instance, there is a chilling account of the massive declines (and in one case, the extermination of an entire colony) that have been caused mainly by overexploitation.
Key words: wintering areas, recovery rate, migration, common guillemot (common murre), Uria aalge, Brunnich's guillemot (thick-billed murre), Uria lomvia
An unknown portion of the breeding populations of Brunnich's guillemot (thick-billed murre, Uria lomvia) breeding in the Northeast Atlantic migrates southwest after the breeding season and spends the winter in the Northwest Atlantic (Norderhaug et al., 1977).
Mattak (whale skin), Brunnich's guillemot
, dried cod, crowberries, and seal meat were the most popular traditional items, while rye bread, potatoes, vegetables, apples, and mutton were the most preferred imported foods.
Wintering areas and recovery rates of Brunnich's Guillemots
Uria lomvia ringed in the Svalbard Archipelago.
make up the majority of the harvested guillemots (Elliot et al.