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Puffin

Puffins
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Alcidae
Genus:Fratercula
Species
Fratercula arctica
Fratercula corniculata
Fratercula cirrhata

The puffin is an auk (or alcid) of the genus Fratercula with a brightly colored beak in the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving. They breed in large colonies, nesting in crevices or burrows.

There are three species:



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