IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Guillemots are true seabirds. They only come on land to breed. They forage for food from the surface by sticking their head underwater and search for a tasty fish, such as sprat and lesser sandeel. Guillemots are excellent divers, easily swimming down to 180 meters. Under water, they swim just like penguins, using their wings. That is why their feathers and wings are very short and strong.


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