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Synonyms for razorbill

black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill

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Increase of the populations of puffin, razorbill and European shag, with similar improvements in the status of other seabirds, including common guillemot, black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and northern fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis);
Yet conservationists have been astonished to see the depths dived by some of the birds - particularly the deep-diving razorbills.
Contrary to prediction 1, departure mass and departure age did not correlate negatively in any experimental Thick-billed Murre or Razorbill sample, nor in any Thick-billed Murre observational sample.
Razorbills, with 319 pairs, have been "a real success story of the islands," according to David.
Here are the observations of tracking one kittiwake and one razorbill over the course of one day.
OLIN, Sean Brother/Sister Razorbill, 2011 242pp $19.
The elderly birds tracked by the system include a 51-year-old manx shearwater (typical lifespan 15 years), a 42-year-old razorbill (13), a 31-year-old curlew (five) and a 20-year-old red kite (four).
A HEADY MOMENT: This sheep is king of the castle in this beautiful and unusual photograph by Chronicle reader Carole Jeffery; NATURAL: A razorbill by Paul Gray; MAJESTIC: Grouse at Smiddyshaw by Gemma Boyd; BERRY NICE: David Anderson took this photo of a hungry bird in Rickleton; GOING NUTS: It's dinnertime for a young squirrel in this picture by Keith
This year's results included just one juvenile kittiwake and a headless razorbill along the Bridgend coastline but several dead razorbills were also found at Southerndown in the Vale of Glamorgan.
STROLLERS who thought they spotted a lone penguin ducking and diving in the Irish Sea actually saw a razorbill bird, it was claimed yesterday.
A RAZORBILL in North Wales has shocked experts by living three times longer than normal to become Britain's oldest bird of its kind.
All of England's gannets and black guillemots are found in the region, along with virtually all the puffins, Arctic terns, roseate terns, kittiwakes and razorbill.
DESSEN, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye Razorbill, 2011 402pp $17.
EDWARDS, Eve The Other Countess Razorbill, 2010 333pp $16.
An oystercatcher found in Lincolnshire was a record 36 years old, and a razorbill, average lifespan 28 years, was discovered alive in Gwynedd 37 years after it was ringed.