Tag: Razorbill

Sex differences in razorbill Alca torda parent-offspring vocal recognition

Razorbill (Alca torda) Science Article 9 abstract We investigated differences in parent-offspring vocal recognition between males and females in a natural population of razorbills Alca torda, a long-lived and highly social species of auk (Family: Alcidae). Razorbills provide biparental care to their chicks while at the nest site, after which the male is the sole […]

Razorbill (Alca Torda)

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Alcidae | [latin] Alca torda | [UK] Razorbill | [FR] Petit Pingouin | [DE] Tordalk | [ES] Alca común | [IT] gazza marina | [NL] Alk Physical charateristics Razorbills are heavy-billed auks with an unusually long, rather graduated tail. During summer the head and the throat of adult Razorbills are black […]