Puffins are any of the three species of alcis (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving into the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands. nesting in cervices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species. the Tufted Puffin and Homed Puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic Puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stock build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaing a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times a minute) in swift flight, often fling low over the ocean's surface.
Puffins breed in colonies on coasts and islands; several current or former breeding sites are referred to as Pufflin Island. The male Atlantic Puffin builds the nest and exhibits strong nest-site fidelity, Both sexes of the Horned Puffin help toconstrcut their nest. Horned Puffin burrows are usually about 1 meter (3 feet) deep.
I think everyone knows quite a lot about puffins. I think they are real clowns so I just wanted so share a few more pictures with you. To me they are magical.