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Cepphus columba

Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba

Siihmlu{, sakucha{ aku{ slum huzuu udang uku}aza{. Sakucham huzuu qaxchikdaa aku{, igasigan agalan utmaa aaka{ amasuku{ hakangis quhmaza{. Sakitam hiiyukaa liida{ mataza{. Slum aslaan hawakus kuchis quchigingis saahmla}izas, saahmlangis ukulgangis kayu}nal hiila{tazas. Siihmlum kitakix uku}al aguun uluuda{ ama qaxchikda{ angali{tazax.

Siihmlu{ qalgaakaku{ aku{ hakangis chuqidugil ana{ maalal hitmilgal hagyasxaakaza}ulax hiila{taza{. Sakucham tunul aguun hmigala}na{ liida{ agu{taa aza{.

Siihmlum chiida{taqangis qan'gim aslaan uku}al agungis anamdix ilagaan itxa{tazas, huzungis quhmana{ liidazas. Uku}al agungis hizax aanglaa}im ayagaa lisngizas. Saaqudikinga haang alanalaka}is uku}azas.

  

Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba

The guillemot is a small duck that is present here all year round. The guillemot's feathers are all black, except for the feathers on the back middle of its wings which are white.

The guillemot has a bill similar to the murre. During the summers, the guillemot's nest is among the boulders and the eggs are very difficult to get at or to find. The color of the feet on the guillemots look kind of redish and black.

It is said that the guillemot can be eaten but it has too many pin feathers and that makes it difficult to pluck and so it is avoided as much as possible. The guillemot is a small duck with a whistle-like cry.

The young guillemots, during the winter, are seen around here, and they differ from their mothers. They look all whitish and are somewhat similar to an old squaw hen duck. Pigeon guillemots are very plentiful during the summer.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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