Atlantic Puffin Identification

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.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
  • Both Sexes