Tufted Puffin

Fratercula cirrhata (Pallas, 1769)

Summary

Seabird with an extremely large population (actual number in the order of a few million individuals) and with an large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting along rocky coastlines and islands in North Pacific Ocean, mostly in deep burrows on coastal slopes and wintering at sea mainly in the North Pacific Ocean.
The evolution trend of the global population is a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Tufted Puffin

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests along rocky coastlines and islands in North Pacific Ocean, mostly in deep burrows on coastal slopes, but also in crevices on coastal cliffs. It winters in the sea, in North Pacific Ocean.

Feed

It feeds mainly on small fish, squid and crustaceans.

Breeding

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Predators

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