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Razorbills

Alca torda

Description:

The Razorbill is primarily black with a white underside. The male and female are identical in plumage; however, males are generally larger than females.This bird chooses one partner for life. Females lay one egg per year. Razorbills nest along coastal cliffs in enclosed or slightly exposed crevices.

Habitat:

These birds are distributed across sub-arctic and boreal waters of the Atlantic. Their breeding habitat is islands, rocky shores and cliffs on northern Atlantic coasts. These were perched in a rocky cliff in Sunburgh Head, Lerwick (Shetland I.). I venture to say the two above were a couple and the one below a neighbor.

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3 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Awesome !!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Marvelous! I love this bird!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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