Alca

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See also: alca, álca, Alča, alça, alçà, and alçâ

Translingual[edit]

Alca torda (sole species)

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Old Norse alka ‎(auk), ultimately of imitative origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Alca f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcidae – the single species Alca torda, the razorbill.

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References[edit]

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276