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The razorbill or lesser auk may be similar to other bird species of the auk family. But if you look closely, you will see that it has a short, stout beak which is almost completely black with a thin white line. It is colored in pure black and white, almost as if dressed in an elegant feather suit. The razorbill can often be seen in the evening when you go up to the bird cliff. It is most common at “Kaldekloven”. Razorbills have become a rarer sight on the bird cliffs, but if you look closely you will be able to see some.

The razorbill can be distinguished from the puffin in that it is more elegant in the air. It is somewhat larger than the puffin and if you look carefull when it flies, you will see two white patches behind the wings. The razorbill lays its eggs in cracks and holes on the cliff.