Last modified on 16 December 2013, at 20:36

Fratercula corniculata

IOC Classification: DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumChordata • SubphylumVertebrata • InfraphylumGnathostomata • SuperclassisTetrapoda • ClassisAves • SuperordoNeognathae • OrdoCharadriiformes • FamiliaAlcidae • GenusFratercula • Species: Fratercula corniculata (Naumann, 1821)
  • EnglishHorned Puffin
  • français: Macareux cornu
  • 日本語: ツノメドリ
The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) is an auk, similar in appearance to the Atlantic Puffin; this bird's bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. They nest in colonies, often with other auks.