Horned Puffin Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A stocky, football-shaped seabird with a very short neck, a large head, and an enormous bill (especially during the breeding season) that is tall and laterally flattened.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Pigeon Guillemot, smaller than a Common Murre.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Weight: 17.0-22.9 oz (483-648 g)