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Cepphus columba Pallas, 1811
Pigeon Guillemot
Family: Alcidae
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© Derek Holzapfel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #14878)

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Distribution of Cepphus columba in British Columbia
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Two subspecies in BC:

1) Cepphus columba adianta
2) Cepphus columba kaiurka

Cepphus columba kaiurka

The only record of this Asian subspecies for North America outside of the Aleutian Islands is a specimen from British Columbia.

Note Author: Jamie Fenneman 2012

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS4YellowNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-08-07 9:34:48 PM]
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