The puffin's distinctive bill has given it the nicknames of 'sea parrot' and 'bottle nose'. Although it looks a bit like a penguin or a parrot, it is actually related to the auk family - its close, larger relatives being razorbills and guillemots.



Image: Puffin by Ray Morris

Information sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Fratercula arctica [online], Available from: [accessed 29/10/2015].

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