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Horned Puffin - BirdForum Opus

Photo by martinuk
St Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, June 2003
Fratercula corniculata

Identification

  • Bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip
  • Small fleshy black "horn" above their eyes
  • White face
    • Dark line extending from the back of the eye
  • Red feet

Distribution

Siberia, Alaska and British Columbia.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Rocky coastal areas

Behaviour

Breeding

Nest are built in burrows, in rocky cavities or among rocks.

Diet

Includes fish, squid and crustaceans.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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