Horned Puffin

Other Names: none

Distribution : Bering Sea and North Pacific, south through British Columbia.

Description:

Size: 37 cm in length.

Plumage:  Generally black above and white below. A white face makes the head appear big; the large, parrot-like bill is bright yellow with a red tip. The red eyelids and small black upturned "horn" above the eye are visible at close range. In winter, the face is darker, the feathers are brownish, and the bill is smaller with a dusky base. Juveniles have a darker face and narrow, sooty-brown bills.

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Horned Puffin

Horned Puffin

Bill Shape
specialized
Regions
alaska
aleutians
british columbia
california
hawaii
nunavut
oregon
pacific coast
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
black
white
Body Shape
upright-perching-water
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
auks, murres and puffins - alcidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species