Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) - HBW 3, p. 720
French: Macareux moine
Spanish: Frailecillo Atlántico
Other common names: (Common) Puffin
Taxonomy: Alca arctica Linnaeus, 1758, northern Norway.
Recorded differences separating grabae from nominate arctica may reflect clinal variation only. Three races recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- naumanni Norton, 1901 - NE Canada (high E Arctic) and NW & E Greenland to Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen and N Novaya Zemlya.
- arctica (Linnaeus, 1758) - SE Baffin I and Hudson Bay S to Maine, and E through SW & SGreenland and Iceland to Bear I, C & N Norway, Kola Peninsula and S Novaya Zemlya.
- grabae (C. L. Brehm, 1831) - Faeroes, S Norway and SW Sweden S through British Is to Channel Is and NW France.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 36 videos
Group of birds on cliff Locality Runde, More og Romsdal County, Norway
Per Johan 2 June 2007 4 years ago 1 min 7 sec 4.9
Adults with fish in the beak Locality Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, Great Britain
Ferran Vaquero 25 June 2013 1 year ago 1 min 50 sec 4.9
A clouse up. Locality Sumburgh Head, Mainland, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Great Britain
Jeremiusz Trzaska 8 July 2012 2 years ago 32 sec 4.9
Head, beak, plumage close-up Locality Runde, More og Romsdal County, Norway
Per Johan 1 June 2007 4 years ago 53 sec 4.8
A close-up of a bird with fish Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway
Javier Ortas 21 June 2010 4 years ago 31 sec 4.7
Three birds on the grass. Locality Noss National Nature Reserve, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Great Britain
Jeremiusz Trzaska 10 July 2012 2 years ago 25 sec 4.7
PhotosSee all 105 photos
cooming back from fishing
Locality Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, Great Britain (ssp grabae)
gerfer 2 years ago 4.8
Take off of adults
Locality Hornoya Island, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp arctica)
maurizioravasini 15 April 2012 1 year ago 4.8
adult, Hornøya, Vardø, Finmark
Locality Hornoya Island, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway
Vytautas JUSYS 23 June 2011 3 years ago 4.7
bringing food to chicks
Locality Great Skellig (Skellig Michael) Island, County Kerry, Ireland
Brendan Marnell 22 June 2009 3 years ago 4.7
Puffin circles around near its breeding ledge
Locality Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain (ssp grabae)
Kevin Smith 15 July 2013 22 weeks ago 4.7
Adult collecting nest material.
Locality Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Great Britain (ssp grabae)
Kevin Smith 15 June 2010 22 weeks ago 4.7
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