2018 Bonanza Bird #9: Tufted Puffin

Cute Birdorable Tufted Puffin

Today's new bird is a seabird of the Pacific Ocean: the Tufted Puffin!

The Tufted Puffin is also known as the Crested Puffin. Both males and females develop yellow tufts of feathers on the sides of the head during breeding season.

Adult Tufted Puffins spend most of their life at sea. During breeding season, they congregate along rocky cliff edges on northern Pacific islands, where they nest in rock crevices or inside burrows that can be over five feet deep.

Tufted Puffin swimming
Tufted Puffin by NOAA Photo Library (CC BY 2.0)
Tufted Puffins on a Rock
Tufted Puffins by Isaac Sanchez (CC BY 2.0)

Tomorrow we'll reveal our last Bonanza bird for 2018. It's a South American parrot named for the scalloped feathers on its head. Do you know the species?

Comments

Andrew on December 1, 2018 at 3:22 PM wrote:
tufted puffin
Gustavo Carvalho on December 1, 2018 at 6:54 PM wrote:
Scaly-headed parrot (Pionus maximiliani)!!
Xmegatron10 on August 8, 2020 at 12:47 PM wrote:
I have questions 1 does this bird read books 2 what does it know 3 can it also be a librarian bird. what are it's mysteries.

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