Fratercula arctica

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Related to Fratercula arctica: Atlantic puffin
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Noun1.Fratercula arctica - common puffin of the northern AtlanticFratercula arctica - common puffin of the northern Atlantic
puffin - any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
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By 1971, the National Trust had become keener on culling when it was revealed that seal overcrowding was damaging the vegetation of the islands and that Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica burrows were being crushed.
In this way, we obtained data (see Appendix for sources) of the species Anser caerulescens in the order Anseriformes; Accipiter nisus, Fratercula arctica, Haematopus ostralegus, Morus bassanus, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Pluvialis apricaria, Puffinus diomedea, Rissa tridaczyla, Tringa hypoleucos, and T.