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Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK
 


Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

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Photo taken at Bempton cliffs, July 2004.

An unmistakable bird with the understandable nickname of 'sea parrot' Breeding colonially they prefer nests in burrows, under boulders or in cracks in cliffs where predators cannot easily reach them. Puffins are best seen during the summer months as they spend the winter at sea. They prefer a diet of fish, preferably sandeels.
Eggs: One
Incubation: 36-45 days
Fledging: 34-60 days
Maximum lifespan: 29 years
Length: 26-29cm
Wingspan: 47-63cm


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