Characteristics: Razorbills are black with white underparts and a sharp bill, as the name implies. The bill is latterly compressed and is crossed by a white line running to the eye. In Winter their cheeks and throat become white. Flight appears fast, usually low, and the wings are also used underwater in pursuit of fish and crustaceans.

Habitat: Breeds on rocky cliffs and islands forming quite large colonies, in suitable areas.

Habits: Dives for fish from the surface, and swims well undersea using wings as flippers.