Atlantic Puffin

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The Atlantic puffin – Fratercula arctica also known as the Common Puffin, is a smallish stocky 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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