Atlantic Puffin, Puffin Bird, Nature

The Atlantic Puffin is the sole puffin that’s located in the Atlantic ocean. Another two puffin species, the Tufted Puffin and the Horned Puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean. Puffins are amazing in that they both fly and dive to great depths.

Other titles that have been given to the Atlantic Puffin are Common Puffin, Puffin, Puffin Auk, Labrador Auk, Sea Parrot, Pope, Bottle-Nose, Tammy Norie, Coulterner, Tinker, Clown of the Ocean, and Sea Rooster. The Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador has announced it the provincial bird (similar to how in the United States there are state birds).

In the summertime, during breeding season, the puffin’s bill develops even more ridges and bony growth plates. Its crown is greyish-black. Its upper parts are dark. It’s a narrow ashy collar. The sides of the head, the chin, and the throat are also ashy. The area between the eyes and the bill are almost white, with a dark dusky patch on the side of its throat. The underparts, starting at the neck, are pur white. The puffin stands upright on its legs, which are pushed quite far back on it body. It stands and waddles like a penguin does. The base of the bill and the first slabs are dull yellowish. The next space on the invoice is grayish blue. The rest of the bill is vermilion, and yellowish below. The iris is bluish white, and there are conical shaped projections above and behind the eye.

The Atlantic Puffin

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