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Atlantic Puffin

(Fratercula arctica)
Alternate name(s): "Common Puffin", "Puffin"
German name(s): "Papageitaucher"

Size: 28-34 cm; wing span 50-60 cm
Weight: 400-650 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Atlantic Puffin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "arctica"

ADULT

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of an Atlantic Puffin in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

(Near-)lateral view of Atlantic Puffins in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Near-dorsal view of an Atlantic Puffin in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Flock of Atlantic Puffins in breeding plumage on open water, together with some Razorbills (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of an Atlantic Puffin in breeding plumage during a running take-off (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of an Atlantic Puffin in breeding plumage in low flight (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of an Atlantic Puffin in breeding plumage in gliding flight (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

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