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Puffin

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“Fratercula Arctica”

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He Puffin of the Auk family is a cute little bird and unmistakable with their black back and white belly but its the beak that draws our attention.The bill is triangular and brightly coloured giving this unique bird a comical look. It has red and black eye markings and orange legs.

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They eat fish but especially sand eels and will often be seen with several in their beak at one time.

It is a Red Listed species.

They are between 26 and 29cm in length

 They have a wingspan of 46 to 63cm 

They weigh in at between 320 to 480g.

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Best places to see these birds are 

Bempton Cliffs  

 South Stack

 The Farne Islands 

The Isle of May

 Shetland Islands

 Orkney Islands.

Outer Hebredes

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