Razorbill

Alca torda - Pingouin torda Petit Pingouin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alca

  • Species
    :

    torda

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 39 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 63 à 66 cm.
  • Weight
    : 500 à 750 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pingouin torda
adult plum. breeding
Pingouin torda
adult plum. post breeding

Razorbill (Alca torda) is a species of bird in the Alcidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Alca torda torda (ne North America, Greenland to n Scandinavia and the White Sea)
  • Alca torda islandica (Iceland, Faroe Is., British Isles to nw France)

Foreign names

  • Pingouin torda,
  • Alca común,
  • torda-mergulheira,
  • Tordalk,
  • alka,
  • Alk,
  • Gazza marina,
  • tordmule,
  • Alke,
  • alka vrúbkozobá,
  • alka malá,
  • Alk,
  • ruokki,
  • gavot,
  • Álka,
  • alka (zwyczajna),
  • lielais alks,
  • njorka,
  • Гагарка,
  • オオハシウミガラス,
  • 刀嘴海雀,
  • 刀嘴海雀,

Voice song and cries

Pingouin torda
adult plum. breeding

Habitat

Pingouin torda
adult plum. breeding

Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Threats - protection

IUCN conservation status
Extinct
Threatened
Least
concern
Extinc
in the Wild
Near
threatened
Not
evaluated
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC NE

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

QRcode Pingouin torda
published: - Updated: 2008-08-07
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