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Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata)

Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata)

Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata)

Class: Aves
Family: Alcidae
Common Name: Horned Puffin
Genus: Fratercula
Species Name: corniculata

About The Horned Puffin

Fratercula corniculata, horned puffins, is widespread in the Pacific and low Arctic. It breeds along the coast of British Columbia, on some islands and peninsulas around Alaska, and along the Bering Sea coast of Russia. It winters off shore, mainly in the North Pacific. The species is commonly found on Russian islands but can also be seen off the coast of Japan and British Columbia, rarely as far south as southern California. Horned puffins tend to stay in their breeding grounds during the winter as long as the grounds are not iced over.

In Alaska, 50% percent of all individuals live ninety kilometers from the mainland of the west coast, on the Semidi Islands.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); palearctic (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )

Other Geographic Terms: holarctic

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Catanescu, I. 2011. "Fratercula corniculata" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Alaska 2010

Member Lifelists

North America
United States

Sites Where Observed


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