Razorbills belong to the auk family, along with guillemots and puffins. The razorbill is well-named because the edges of its hooked upper beak are very sharp, enabling it to grasp fish and defend itself against predators.



Image: Razorbill by C. E. Timothy Paine

Information sourced from:

BBC News (2014) Puffins, shags and razorbills doing well, says NTS [online], Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-28806170 [accessed 23/07/2015].

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