The Atlantic puffin – Fratercula arctica also known as the Common Puffin, is a smallish stocky species of Type – seabird of the Alcidae Family, and the Order Charadriiformes. It is the only puffin native to the North Atlantic Ocean. It nests in colonies along islands and coastlines of the North Atlantic south to the British Isles. It spends the winter in the open sea, In the AWB Region it is found off the coasts of Morocco, Western Sahara and in the Western Mediterranean Sea.
Type – Seabird –
Habitat Summer: breeding colonies, mostly on offshore islands, nests in burrows
Habitat Winter: open seas and ocean,
Order: Charadriiformes Family: Alcidae Genus: Fratercula
Species - Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin - Observations map - ebird.org Atlantic Puffin - Atlantic Puffin - Species sheet - marinebio.org Atlantic Puffin - Species Factsheet - birdlife.org Atlantic Puffin - Species sheet wikipedia.org Atlantic Puffin - Range and Calls - xeno-canto.org
Additional Information... Atlantic Puffin - Images - google.ae Atlantic Puffin - Video - youtube.com Atlantic Puffin - Red list status - iucnredlist.org
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