The Life of Animals | Puffin | The puffins are stocky, short-winged and short-tailed birds, with black upper parts and white or brownish-gray underparts. The large and colorful bill Appears During the breeding season. Although the puffins are vocal at Their Breeding Colonies, They are silent at sea. Puffins are hunted for eggs, feathers and meat. The fresh heart of a Puffin is Eaten raw as a traditional Icelandic delicacy Puffins cereal is a well-known natural cereal That supports Project Puffin an innovative Seabird habitat restoration project off the Maine coast founded by the National Audubon Society.
Puffin Books is the children's imprint of British publishers Penguin Books. Puffins breed in Colonies on coasts and islands; Several current or former island breeding sites are Referred to as Puffin Island. The male Atlantic Puffin builds the nest and Exhibits strong nest-site fidelity. Both sexes of the Horned Puffin help to construct Their nest.
Horned Puffin Burrows are usually about 1 meter (3 feet) deep, ending in a chamber, while the tunnel leading to a Tufted Puffin Burrow may be up to 2.75 meters (9 feet) long. The nesting substrate of the Tufted and Atlantic puffins is soft soil, into the which tunnels are dug; in contrast the nesting sites of Horned puffins are rock crevices on the Cliffs.
The eggs of the Atlantic Puffin are creamy white but typically the odd egg is tinged lilac. Puffins form long-term pair bonds or relationships. After breeding, all three species Puffin winter at sea, usually far from coasts and Often extending south of the breeding range. Iceland is the home to most of the Atlantic puffins with about 10 million individuals. The single largest Puffin colony in the world is in Westmann Isles, That islands belong to Iceland.