Puffin

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Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season.wikipedia
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Auk

Alcidaealcidauklet
Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season.
The alcid family includes the murres, guillemots, auklets, puffins, and murrelets.

Tufted puffin

Fratercula cirrhatatufted puffinstufted
Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
It is one of three species of puffin that make up the genus Fratercula and is easily recognizable by its thick red bill and yellow tufts.

Rhinoceros auklet

CerorhincarhinocerosCerorhinca monocerata
The rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) has sometimes been included in the genus Fratercula, and some authors place the tufted puffin in the genus Lunda.
The rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) is a seabird and a close relative of the puffins.

Beak

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All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks.
Some species, such as the puffin, have a fleshy rosette, sometimes called a "gape rosette", at the corners of the beak.

Seabird

seabirdssea birdsea birds
These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water.
The area is home to huge colonies of gannets, puffins, skuas and other seabirds.

Iceland

IcelandicISLRepublic of Iceland
The largest single puffin colony in the world is in the Westmann Isles of Iceland.
Puffins, skuas, and kittiwakes nest on its sea cliffs.

Puffin Island

Puffin Island (disambiguation)
Puffins breed in colonies on coasts and islands; several current or former island breeding sites are referred to as Puffin Island.
In most cases the island has been so named because it has – or used to have – a colony of puffins.

Greenland

Kalaallit NunaatGreenlandicGL
Birds, particularly seabirds, are an important part of Greenland's animal life; breeding populations of auks, puffins, skuas, and kittiwakes are found on steep mountainsides.

Vestmannaeyjar

Westman IslandsVestmann IslandsVestmannaeyjabær
The largest single puffin colony in the world is in the Westmann Isles of Iceland.
All of Iceland's seabirds can be found in Vestmannaeyjar: the guillemot, gannet, kittiwake, Iceland gull, and puffin.

Lundy

Lundy IslandSeal's Rockisland of Lundy
The name of the English island Lundy is believed to come from the old Norse word for "puffin island" (Lundey), although an alternative explanation has been suggested with Lund referring to a copse, or wooded area.
The name "Lundy" is believed to come from the old Norse word for "puffin island" (compare Lundey), lundi being the Old Norse word for a puffin and ey, an island, although an alternative explanation has been suggested with "Lund" referring to a copse, or wooded area.

Atlantic puffin

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Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean. The genus Fratercula was introduced by the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760 with the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) as the type species.
It is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean; two related species, the tufted puffin and the horned puffin, are found in the northeastern Pacific.

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Sand eel

sandeelsand-eelsand eels
The prey species of the Atlantic puffin include the sandeel, herring and capelin.
Sand eels are an important food source for seabirds, including puffins and kittiwakes.

Kamchatka Peninsula

KamchatkaKamchatka, Russia Kamchatka Peninsula
Seabirds include Murrelets, northern fulmars, thick and thin-billed murres, kittiwakes, tufted and horned puffins, red-faced, pelagic and other cormorants, and many other species.

Genus

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Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. The genus Fratercula was introduced by the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760 with the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) as the type species.

Pelagic zone

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These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water.

Bird colony

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They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil.

Horned puffin

hornedFratercula corniculatahorned puffins
Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Pacific Ocean

PacificSouth PacificWestern Pacific
Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic Ocean

AtlanticNorth AtlanticNorth Atlantic Ocean
Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Shetland

Shetland IslandsShetland IslesShetlands
A significant decline in numbers of puffins on Shetland is worrying scientists.

Mathurin Jacques Brisson

BrissonM. J. Brisson
The genus Fratercula was introduced by the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760 with the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) as the type species.

Type species

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The genus Fratercula was introduced by the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760 with the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) as the type species.

Latin

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The name Fratercula is Latin for "little brother", a reference to the black and white plumage, which resembles monastic robes.

Monasticism

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The name Fratercula is Latin for "little brother", a reference to the black and white plumage, which resembles monastic robes.