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Razorbill
Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Alcidae
Genus:
  Alca

Scientific:
  Alca torda

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.130

Protonym:
  Alca Torda

Avibase ID:
  64F4DD81371B269F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/64F4DD81

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176971


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Alca torda torda: NE North America; Scandinavia to Murmansk and White Sea
  • Alca torda islandica: Iceland and Br. Isles to France; winters to Mediterranean
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Razorbill
Czech:
  alka malá
German:
  Tordalk
Danish:
  Alk
Spanish:
  Alca Común
Finnish:
  ruokki
French:
  Petit Pingouin
Icelandic:
  Álka
Italian:
  Gazza marina
Japanese:
  oohashiumigarasu
Japanese:
  オオハシウミガラス
Dutch:
  Alk
Norwegian:
  Alke
Polish:
  alka
Portuguese:
  Torda-mergulheira
Russian:
  Гагарка
Slovak:
  alka vrúbkozobá
Swedish:
  tordmule
Chinese:
  刀嘴海雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Razor-billed Auk ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Petit Pingouin ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Petit Pingouin ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Alca torda [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Alca torda [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Alca torda [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Razorbill ( Alca torda) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Alca torda [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Alca torda [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Related taxa

Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Asturian: Alca, Monxa
Bulgarian: Дебелоклюна гагарка
Breton: An erv beg plat, Ero beg plat
Catalan: Gavot, Pingdai
Catalan (Balears): Pingdai
Czech: Alka malá
Welsh: Aderyn brith, Gwalch y penweig, Gwalch y pysgod, Llurs
Danish: Alk
German: Tordalk
English: Razorbill, Razor-billed Auk
Esperanto: aûko
Spanish: Alca, Alca Común
Spanish (Spain): Alca Común
Estonian: Alk
Basque: Gavot , Pottorro arrunta
Finnish: Ruokki
Faroese: Álka, Nakkalanga
French: Gode, Petit Pingouin, Pingouin torda, Pinguin torda
Irish: Crosán
Gaelic: Coltraiche, Falc
Galician: Carolo, Gavot
Manx: Coltrag
Hebrew: אלקה
Croatian: Oštrokljuna njorka
Hungarian: Alka
Icelandic: Álka
Italian: Gazza marina
Japanese: oohashiumigarasu
Japanese: オオハシウミガラス
Greenlandic: Apparluk
Cornish: Gelvyn lym
Latin: Alca torda, Alca torda torda
Lithuanian: Alka
Latvian: Lielais alks
Maltese: Mus, Mus tal-Baħar
Dutch: Alk
Norwegian: Alke, Brednebbet alke, Klubbalke
Polish: alka, alka (zwyczajna), Alka krzywonosa, Alka zwyczajna, Nurzyk polarny
Portuguese: torda mergulhadeira, Torda-mergulhadeira, Torda-mergulheira
Portuguese (Portugal): Torda-mergulheira
Russian: Gagarka, Гагарка
Northern Sami: Hálkka
Slovak: Alka vrúbkozobá
Slovenian: mala njorka, njorka
Serbian: Alk, mala njorka, Oštrokljuna njorka, Алк
Swedish: Tordmule
Turkish: Usturagaga
Chinese: 刀嘴海雀
Chinese (Traditional): 刀嘴海雀

 

         

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