Body Length: 26 - 36 cm, Wingspan: 47 - 63 cm
Approx. 460 g
4.8 - 5.8 million
Found throughout the northern atlantic
Love is in the air....and the water. During courtship Atlantic puffins engage in a hovering flight called the "moth flight" as well as pair-swimming together in the ocean. Monogamous couples share in the responsibilities of feeding their young, doing so three to nine times a day after diving deep in pursuit of fish, small crustaceans and squid. But puffin colonies are hardy a safe refuge for growing families, threatened as they are by egg gathering and hunting by humans and the introduction of feral cats, dogs and rats.