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Atlantic Puffin

Fratercula arctica

Description:

Picture taken in Lunga island (Scotland). The Atlantic puffin is a small palegic seabird belonging to the same family as murres and auklets. The Atlantic puffin has a black back, neck, and crown. Its belly is white and its face varies between white and light grey depending on the time of year and the age of the bird. The Atlantic puffin has a distinct bright orange wedge of a bill and during the breeding season it has more distinct coloration with yellow lines that outline a black area at the base of the bill.

Habitat:

Occurs in and around the north Atlantic. Disperse in winter over open ocean, reaching as far south as the Azores and Canary Islands. During summer, frequents rocky cliffs of the north Atlantic and northern Europe.

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8 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Superb.. .. ..

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Nice shot!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Fun shot!

hmills
hmills 8 years ago

I<3 puffins

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Cute!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Wonderful capture! love it!

Wonderful !

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 21, 2010
Submitted on Jan 11, 2013

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