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  1. That's adorable, in particular the one that appears to be nesting :) Posted 6 years ago

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The horned puffin is an auk, similar in appearance to the Atlantic puffin; this bird's bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. It nests in colonies, often with other auks.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Feb 22, 2015. Captured Feb 7, 2015 11:26 in 4401 Zoo Parkway, Grant, NC 27205, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO3200
  • 145mm