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Fratercula arctica   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Atlantic puffin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Charadriiformes | Alcidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Barrett, R.T. and F. Rikardsen. 1992. (Ref. 4091)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 381.00 g (Ref. 356)

Environment

Others

Climate / Range

Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Atlantic and the Arctic. Boreal to polar.

Short description

Culmen: 4.56 cm; tarsus: 2.88 cm; wing: 17.21 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 28 to 30 cm; Wingspan: 53 to 58 cm (Ref. 8812). Occupy the continental shelf; <100 km; exhibits plunge-diving feeding behavior (Ref. 356). In the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland and northern England, this species is known to feed on the sandeel, Ammodytes marinus and breeding birds spend approx. 80% of daylight period at sea, commonly in dense rafts. They form nesting colonies with breeding pairs sharing incubation and chick-rearing duties; surface-feeding by scooping prey from the water, they carry prey in their bills and feed their chicks with regurgitated food (Ref. 95711).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4abcde)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown