Atlantic puffin


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Atlantic puffin

Fratercula arctica.
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First, Barrett and Rikardsen (1992) suggested that wing length might influence timing of nest departure in semiprecocial Atlantic Puffins Fratercula arctica.
Once common along Maine's coast, Atlantic Puffins nearly disappeared from there due to hunting and egg collecting in the 1800s.
For example, a recent study of the Atlantic Puffin (Erikstad et al.
Larder hoards located near a major Atlantic puffin colony showed a disproportionately high number of puffins (53/344, or 15%) compared to larders elsewhere (20/590, or 3%).
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.
Increase in the rate of recovery of Shiant Isles Atlantic puffin, razorbill, European shag, and other seabird populations, as predicted by similar rat eradication projects elsewhere in the UK, with productivity at or above the level required to maintain stable populations by the end of the project (this level is 0.
Particularly effective is the concluding spread in which ghost great auks haunt an island now inhabited by other nesting seabirds, including the more recently arrived Atlantic puffins, whose burrow nests were only made possible by the soil created from the decomposed bodies of discarded auk carcasses--from death, life.
The study used miniature tracking devices to track the migratory movements and behaviour of 12 pairs of Atlantic Puffins, breeding on Skomer Island.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes and pochards have been listed as vulnerable to extinction in the latest annual revision of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds.
The Cliffs are a Special Protected Area under the EU birds Directive 1979, and also host Ireland's largest mainland seabird nesting colony of the Atlantic puffins.
The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine.

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