horned puffin


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Noun1.horned puffin - northern Pacific puffinhorned puffin - northern Pacific puffin    
puffin - any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
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An amazing array of birds: pigeon guillemot, pelogic cormorant, tufted puffin, horned puffin, common murre, Kittlitz's murrelet, eagles, seagulls and more.
Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata: This species was the last of the family Alcidae to arrive at its nesting sites on the south coast.
Confusion about one of the most important events in the puffin year illustrates how well the Atlantic puffin and its three peers in the North Pacific-the horned puffin, tufted puffin and misnamed rhinoceros auklet-keep their secrets.
The "National Audubon Society First Field Guides Series" will enable young nature enthusiasts to easily identify and distinguish bird species such as the Great Blue Heron, the Horned Puffin and the Cattle Egret; rocks and minerals including Sandstone, Pyrite, and Emerald; species of insects such as the Praying Mantis, the Giant Waterbug and the American Snout Butterfly; and wildflowers including Blackfoot Daisies, Rattlesnake Weed, and Cow Parsnip just to name a few.
On the open seas, look for the tufted or horned puffin.