Couter neb

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(Reguidit frae Razorbill)
At Westfjords peninsula, Iceland
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Lari
Faimily: Alcidae
Genus: Alca
Linnaeus, 1758
Species: A. torda
Binomial name
Alca torda
Linnaeus, 1758
Alca torda

The couter neb or marrot (Alca torda) is a colonial seabird that anly comes tae land in order tae breed. This agile bird chooses ane pairtner for life; females lay ane egg per year. Razorbills nest alang coastal cliffs in enclosed or slichtly exponed crevices. The parents spend equal amoonts o time incubatin. Ance the chick haes hatched, the parents tak turns foragin for thair young an sometimes flee lang distances afore findin prey.

The Razorbill is primarily black wi a white unnerside. The male an female are identical in plumage; however, males are generally lairger than females. In 1918, the Razorbill wis pertectit in the Unitit States bi the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Ane o the major threats tae the population is climate chynge.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Alca torda". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 16 Julie 2012. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. "Razorbill (Alca torda) - BirdLife species factsheet". Retrieved 20 Mairch 2023.