Bird Species of the World's Boreal Forests


Alca torda


Razorbill Distinguishing Features - Length: 40 - 47 cm. Duck-sized sea diver. Colouration: black back and sides; white undersides; white line from eyes to bill which is laterally compressed and deeper than the bill of a murre; tail, black, pointed; feet, black.


Breeds on the coasts of Labrador and Newfoundland, Norway and northern Russia; southern range extends through Maratimes to northern U.S. east coast and in Scandinavia to southern Finland; nests among rocks and boulders, and cliffs by the ocean.


Primarily fish and marine invertebrates.

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