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Atlantic Puffin
(Fratercula arctica)
atlantic puffin
Description
They are short and stocky diving seabirds that have a black crown and back, pale grey cheek patches and white underparts. They have large triangular shaped bills, which in the breeding season are bright orange with a yellow-bordered patch of blue at the rear half. They have orange legs contrasting with their plumage. They molt while at sea in the winter and some of the bright colored facial characteristics are lost.
Dimensions
They average about 12 inches in length, with a wingspan of 20 to 24 inches. They weight from 14 to 23 oz.
Diet
They eat small fish, mollusks, and crustaceans.
Habitat & Range
Their habitat is on rocky coasts in the Northern Atlantic during breeding season and on the open ocean in non-breeding season. They can be found in New England, Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Canada.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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