Razorbill
Alca torda

– large alcid, roughly size of a pigeon
– diurnal migrant
– migrates in small to medium flocks in a line
– sometimes mixed with other alcids


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1291, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1292, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1293, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1400, 22/01/2014, Baltic Sea, offshore, Michael Heiß


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1294, 17/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1295, 17/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1296, 17/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1297, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1298, 14/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED
BIF1299, 16/10/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Razorbill Alca torda ssp., NBREED (foreground)
Common Murre Uria aalge ssp., NBREED
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
BIF1285, 15/11/2011, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Atlantic Puffin
Black Guillemot
Little Auk
Thick-billed Murre
Common Murre

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