Razorbill

Alca torda - Pingouin torda

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alca

  • Species
    :

    torda

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 39 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 63 à 66 cm.
  • Weight
    : 500 à 750 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Razorbill (Alca torda) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Alca torda torda (ne North America, Greenland to n Scandinavia and the White Sea)
  • Alca torda islandica (Iceland, Faroe Is., British Isles to nw France)

Foreign names

  • Pingouin torda,
  • Alca Común,
  • Torda-mergulheira,
  • Tordalk,
  • Alka,
  • Alk,
  • Gazza marina,
  • Tordmule,
  • Alke,
  • alka vrúbkozobá,
  • alka malá,
  • Alk,
  • ruokki,
  • gavot,
  • Álka,
  • alka (zwyczajna),
  • lielais alks,
  • njorka,
  • Гагарка,
  • オオハシウミガラス,
  • 刀嘴海雀,
  • 刀嘴海雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Illustration

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