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Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Alca torda
Africa, Albania, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Belgium, British Isles, Canada, Connecticut, Croatia, Czech Republic, Delaware, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia (State), Germany, Global, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Moldova, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Hampshire Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Razorbill (Alca torda) is a colonial seabird that only comes to land in order to breed. This agile bird chooses one partner for life; females lay one egg per year. Razorbills nest along coastal cliffs in enclosed or slightly exposed crevices. The parents spend equal amounts of time incubating. Once the chick has hatched, the parents take turns foraging for their young and sometimes fly long distances before finding prey. ...
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