Tufted Puffin

Fratercula cirrhata

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Auks, Murres and Puffins (Alcidae)

Code 4

TUPU

Code 6

FRACIR

ITIS

HEAD

Tufted Puffin Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Specialized
  • Eye Color: Charcoal black in juveniles, becoming dull yellow to pale cream with age.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black and white.
  • Cere color: Tan

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BODY

Tufted Puffin Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 39 cm (15.5 in)
  • Weight: 771 g (27.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Tufted Puffin Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong, purposeful direct flight with rapid beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 58-61 cm (23-24 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Bright orange.
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