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Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)


Class: Aves
Family: Alcidae
Common Name: Atlantic Puffin
Genus: Fratercula
Species Name: arctica

About The Atlantic Puffin

The puffin is one of our most well-loved and easily recognised birds. It has a comical appearance, with its parrot-like, large colourful bill, red and black markings around the eyes (3), large pale cheek patches and bright orange legs (2). Young puffins lack the large colourful beak (2). In winter, adults lose their bright bill, and both adults and young have dark cheeks (3). A deep 'arrr-uh' noise is produced, which can be heard emanating from puffin burrows (2).

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Newfoundland

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