Razorbill

Similar to the guillemot and member of the same family 'auk', razorbill can be found nesting in the general vicinity of guillemot ledges on the steep west coast cliffs of the island.

However, it is far less gregarious bird and chooses more private protected sites.  Distinguishable from the guillemot by colour, it is jet black with fine white markings on it's more rounded blunt bill when compared.  Like guillemot, razorbill rafts in groups and can be observed performing simultaneous display dives as a group.  Like the other auks on Lundy including puffin and guillemot, razorbill migrate out to sea for the winter only returning to the island the following year to breed.

 

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