Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Auks, Murres and Puffins :: Razorbill

Razorbill Alca torda

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Razor-billed Auk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lisbon Oceanarium, Lisbon, Portugal - May 30, 2002 © Jose Viana  La Turballe, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Sep 28, 2002 © Alain Fossť  Atlantic Ocean off Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA - Feb 14, 2004 © Kent Nickell  Iceland - Jun, 1996 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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North Atlantic;
(1) E. Canada from Digges Sound and se. Baffin Is. and along the coasts of Labrador, to se. Quebec, e. Newfoundland, s. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and ne. United States on Machias Seal Is. and Matinicus Rock in the Gulf of Maine to Greenland e. to Bear Is., Norway, Denmark, Baltic Sea region, ne. Russia (Kola Peninsula, Murmansk and the White Sea).
(2) Iceland, Faroe, Shetland, British Isles e. to Helgoland, Channel Is. and nw. France (Brittany).
Winters in the n. boreal zone s. in the w. Atlantic to New York (Long Island) and in the e. Atlantic to s. Norway, the Baltic and w. Mediterranean.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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