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By Robert
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This bird was floating around Burrard Inlet for an hour. Can someone help with the IDing, or a hint at what type of bird it is? Thanks.

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#79453
Hi Robert,

It's a pigeon guillemot.

At the link below you can read up on their physical descriptions and check out the photos for comparison:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pigeon_Guillemot/id

Also a field guide like "The Stokes field guide to the birds of North America" will be helpful where you can see birds in all plumages and closely resembling species. It can only further enhance your ID skills :).

Cheers,
Mel

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