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Razorbill (Alca torda) adult standing on rock Razorbill (Alca Torda) perched on the rocks in Scotland Alca torda,Razorbill,United Kingdom,alca,angle,animal,auk,beak,bird,body,cliff,color,colour,copy,depth,europe,field,front,full,horizontal Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Nice spotting! It reminds me of the birds in Shetland Islands :-) 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: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by Julian Popov
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Uploaded Aug 14, 2018. Captured in Unnamed Road, Anstruther KY10 3AX, UK.