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Puffin, Atlantic
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Fratercula arctica
Africa, Atlantic Islands, Belgium, Bermuda, British Isles, Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Germany, Global, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Africa, North America, North Carolina Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica ) is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is its brightly coloured bill. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance of the bird, with its large colourful bill and its striking piebald plumage, has given rise to nicknames such as '"clown of the ocean" and "sea rooster". The Atlantic Puffin is the provincial bird for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...
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