Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Series of measured illustrations of the Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) also referred to as the common puffin is a seabird with similar coloring to a penguin. Atlantic puffins have a colorful beak that has given them the nickname, ”Sea Parrot”. They are native to the Atlantic Ocean as their name suggests and can be found in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland, and the Faroe Islands. Atlantic puffins live in coastal, offshore waters, and open seas. They spend most of their time on the sea and can dive up to 200 ft. Atlantic Puffin’s eat fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and marine worms. The Atlantic puffin is considered vulnerable to extinction.

Set of scaled side elevation drawings of the Atlantic Puffin flying

The Atlantic Puffin has a wingspan in the range of 18.5”-24.8” (47-63 cm) and total weight of .7-1.2 lb (.3-.55 kg). The body of the Atlantic Puffin has an overall length between 11”-12.2” (28-31 cm), body width of 3.7”-4.3” (9.5-11 cm), and standing height of roughly 8.7”-9.8” (22-25 cm). The typical lifespan of the Atlantic Puffin is between 15-36 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
8.7”-9.8” | 22-25 cm
Width:
18.5”-24.8” | 47-63 cm (Wingspan)
Depth:
Length:
11”-12.2” | 28-31 cm
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Weight:
.7-1.2 lb | .3-.55 kg
Area:
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Body Width: 3.7”-4.3” | 9.5-11 cm

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Scientific Name:
Fratercula arctica
Lifespan:
15-36 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Atlantic Puffin side view, front, flying (assorted)

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Seabirds are a species of bird that spends most of its life in marine habitats. Seabirds generally live longer, breed later, and have fewer young than other birds. Seabirds also tend to nest in colonies and have extraordinarily long migrations, sometimes across the equator or around the world.

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