Living Bird Magazine
Horned PuffinFratercula corniculata
- ORDER: Charadriiformes
- FAMILY: Alcidae
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.More ID Info
- Frailecillo Corniculado (Spanish)
- Macareux cornu (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Horned Puffin carries small fish crosswise in its bill and delivers them to its nestlings. One individual was observed carrying 65 fish at once.
- Unlike other puffins, which nest in burrows, the Horned Puffin typically nests in rock crevices and cliffs.