Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin


Literature Atlantic Puffin
[order] Charadriiformes |

Atlantic Puffin determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Alcidae | [latin] Fratercula arctica | [UK] Atlantic Puffin | [FR] Macareux moine | [DE] Papageitaucher | [ES] Frailecillo | [IT] Pulcinella di mare | [NL] Papegaaiduiker

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Fratercula arctica naumanni n Canada and Greenland to n Novaya Zemlya (nw Russia)
  2. Fratercula arctica grabae Faroe Is. to s Norway, British Isles and nw France
  3. Fratercula arctica arctica e Canada and ne USA to Iceland, c and s Norway to s Novaya Zemlya (nw Russia)
  4. Fratercula arctica EU, NA n Atlantic coasts


Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) chick diet and
reproductive performance at colonies with high
and low capelin (Mallotus villosus) abundance

Author(s): Shauna M. Baillie and Ian L. Jones
Abstract: We compared nestling diet and growth, breeding phenology, breeding success, and adult mass of Atlantic
Puffins (Fratercula arctica) between two seabird colonies adjacent to ocean habitat with presumed high and low capelin
(Mallotus villosus) abunda..[more]..
Source: Can. J. Zool. 81: 1598-1607 (2003)
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Relationship between wing length and body mass in atlantic puffin chicks
Author(s): Mich l S. Rodway
Abstract: Abstract.–Ages of Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) chicks are sometimes estimated by com-
paring their wing lengths with a sample of known-aged chicks from the same colony. The
technique is reliable if the rate of wing growth is unaffected by ..[more]..
Source: j. Field Ornithol., 68(3):338-347
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Kinematics of diving Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica L.): evidence for an active upstroke
Author(s): L. Christoffer Johansson and Björn S. Wetterholm Aldrin
Abstract: To examine the propulsion mechanism of diving Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica), their three-dimensional kinematics was investigated by digital analysis of sequential video images of dorsal and lateral views. During the dives of this wing-propell..[more]..
Source: The Journal of Experimental Biology 205, 371-378 (2002)
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Pretty patterns but a simple strategy: predator-
prey interactions between juvenile herring and
Atlantic puffins observed with multibeam sonar

Author(s): Bjørn Erik Axelsen, Tycho Anker-Nilssen, Petter Fossum, Cecilie Kvamme, and
Leif Nøttestad
Abstract: Predator-prey interactions between Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) and newly metamorphosed herring
(Clupea harengus) were studied in the Lofoten-Røst area in northern Norway using a high-resolution multibeam sonar
system. Attacks from diving ..[more]..
Source: Can. J. Zool. 79: 1586-1596 (2001)
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All of Alcidae

  1. Ancient Murrelet
  2. Synthiboramphus antiquus
  1. Atlantic Puffin
  2. Fratercula arctica
  1. Black Guillemot
  2. Cepphus grylle
  1. Great Auk
  2. Pinguinus impennis
  1. Guillemot
  2. Uria aalge
  1. little auk
  2. Alle alle
  1. Parakeet Auklet
  2. Cyclorrhynchus psittacula
  1. Razorbill
  2. Alca Torda
  1. Thick-billed Murre
  2. Uria lomvia
  1. Tufted Puffin
  2. Fratercula cirrhata
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