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Razorbill (Alca_torda) (Sunburgh Head, Shetland I., June 2013)<br />
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.<br />
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. Alca torda,Geotagged,Razorbill,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge

Razorbill (Alca_torda)

(Sunburgh Head, Shetland I., June 2013)
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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  1. Beautiful scene, I wonder what kind of lens you used for this? Posted 4 years ago
  2. Oh, I had a humble (advanced digital) Olympus SP-20UZ model. I am not yet in the world of reflex cameras although I feel more and more tempted because is often frustrating when you cannot get a nice shot due to distance and this is very often the case in the wilderness :-) Posted 4 years ago

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The razorbill 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.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jan 21, 2016. Captured in Unnamed Road, Shetland, Shetland Islands ZE3 9JN, UK.