Razorbill Alca torda

Family: Alcidae (Auks)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Red List Category

Criteria: A4ab

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Justification of Red List category
This species has undergone moderate declines in Europe, including very rapid declines in Iceland since 2005. Crashes in sandeel stocks around Iceland may be a contributing factor in the declines. The species is, therefore, listed as Near Threatened as it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criterion A4ab.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,700,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Alca torda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2021.