Atlantic Puffin

The Fratercula arctica (scientific name) or the Atlantic puffin lives on the open ocean ranging from East coast Canada to West coast Europe. 60% are found off the coast of Iceland. Known as ‘Clowns of the Sea’, Atlantic puffins have bright orange-coloured beaks and feet. The male is slightly larger than the female, measuring 8 inches in height. They are coloured the same. They have water-proof feathers of white and black colouring. Their diet is comprised of fish mostly. Puffins are colonial nesters and monogamous in nature. Only one egg is laid every year, with an incubation period of 39-45 days. Puffins are excellent flyers and also amazing swimmers, diving up to 200 feet
into the water. Its IUCN listing is the LEAST CONCERN.

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