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Atlantic Puffin

Fratercula arctica ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: ALCIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A natty black-and-white seabird with a huge, multicolored bill, the Atlantic Puffin looks like a clown of the sea. It breeds in colonies on rocky islands in the North Atlantic and winters at sea.

Appearance

Ducklike
Ducklike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Stocky, large-headed black-and-white bird.
  • Large triangular bill colored red, blue, and yellow in summer, but duller in winter.
  • White cheek.
  • Black back, neck and top of head.
  • Legs orange.

Immature Description

Immature similar to winter adult, but bill thinner.

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