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Guillemot?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by OTheManInBlackO, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Sorry the photos aren't the greatest but am I right is saying this is from a Guillemot? Halfway through maceration.
    Thank you
    https://imgur.com/gallery/7SLv6
     
  2. Any idea at all? I can provide more pictures if needed. Apologies if it's a stupid question, I'm not the greatest at identifying birds, especially when it was heavily decomposed and mummified like this wee fella.
     

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    It could be but I have never seen one skeletonized. Best ID would have been from feathers or the whole carcass. I'm assuming you are in the UK? I'm in the USA and they would be protected here. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to get answers.
     
  4. Yes, it's a guillemot ! Probably a common murre if you're in UK.
     
  5. Apologies for the impatience sea wolf, it was driving me crazy ;D I am indeed in the UK and thank you very much Jean-Christophe :)