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Razorbill

(Alca torda)
Alternate name(s):
German name(s): "Tordalk"

Size: 38-43 cm; wing span 60-70 cm
Weight: 505-890 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Razorbill at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "torda"

ADULT

BREEDING

Frontal view of Razorbills in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of Razorbills in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of a group of Razorbills in breeding plumage riding a wave (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Flock of Razorbills in breeding plumage on open water (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Razorbills can often be found in flocks with other auks, such as Atlantic Puffins and Common Guillemots
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

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