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Horned Puffin

Fratercula corniculata ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: ALCIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A striking seabird, the Horned Puffin nests in colonies on islands and coastlines of Alaska. It spends most of the year on the high seas of the northern Pacific.

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Appearance

Ducklike
Ducklike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

Stocky, large-headed black-and-white waterbird. Black upperparts. Black throat. White underparts. Very deep, rounded bill. Bill yellow at base and red near tip during breeding season.

Immature Description

Resembles nonbreeding adult, without "horn" above eye.

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  • Adult with nestling

    Horned Puffin

    Adult with nestling
    • © Ann Harding

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