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The Atlantic Puffin is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is its brightly coloured bill. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance has given rise to nicknames such as ‘“clown of the ocean” and “sea parrot”
Puffin in Iceland. Over half of the world population of the Atlantic Puffin breeds in Iceland, the total population of puffins in Iceland is between 8 and 10 million birds. Puffins are both beautiful and fun to look at. They exhibit amusing antics and maneuvers both in air and on land.