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Tufted Puffin

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Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhata
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Alcidae

Basic Description

The Tufted Puffin is a seabird of the open waters, islands, and coastal cliffs of the north Pacific. It is larger than other puffin species and distinctive in appearance, with a bold white "face-mask" and golden head plumes in the breeding season.

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Other Names

  • Frailecillo coletudo (Spanish)
  • Macareux huppé (French)
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