Spectacled guillemotThe spectacled guillemot or sooty guillemot (Cepphus carbo) is a seabird in the auk family.
DescriptionThis species is about 38 cm with red legs, black bill, and a blackish iris.
The breeding adult spectacled guillemot is distinctive, mostly plumaged dull sooty-black except for conspicuous white "spectacles" on the face
In adult non-breeding plumage, the underparts are white, uniformly tipped very pale grey-brown. Transitional birds are like breeding adults, except the underparts are scaled with white.
Sexes are alike, but juveniles are separable from adults. There are no subspecies.