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Atlantic Puffin  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Fratercula arctica Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea, but return to land to form breeding colonies during spring and summer.  Atlantic Puffin,Fratercula arctica,Geotagged,United Kingdom,animal,arctica,atlantic,atlanticpuffin,background,beak,beautiful,beauty,bill,bird,black,cliff,colony,color,colorful,cute Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Fantastic shot <3 Posted one year ago
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The Atlantic Puffin is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is its brightly coloured bill. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance of the bird, with its large colourful bill and its striking piebald plumage, has given rise to nicknames.. more

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Julian Popov
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Uploaded Jun 21, 2018. Captured in Unnamed Road, Anstruther KY10 3AX, UK.