|Razorbill(Alca torda )
Lenth 17" Wingspan 26" Weight 1.6 pounds (720 grams)
Photo courtesy of Vicky Martin, Grates Cove
Its local name is "tinker". The Razorbill is closely related to the murres, and are similar to them in appearance and behaviour, although its body is more streamlined in flight with a distinctive pointed tail.
Its black, deep, auk-like bill is highlighted with a vertical white strip, the feature which makes it most distinctive. Also note the white line edging its wing, which looks diagonal across its back when the wing is folded at rest.