Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata

Common with breeding in Yururi-to, Moyururi-to (both in East Hokkaido). 2009 is the last year of records of breeding in Kiritappu (Hokkaido). The population size in Japan is decreased sharply.

 Young birds (0-2nd years) are seen at off Hokkaido from May to November. They are rarely seen at off the north of central Honshu irregularly.

Fig. 1. Adult breeding.
Fig. 2. Adult breeding.
Fig. 3. Adult breeding.
Fig. 4. Adult breeding.
Fig. 5. Adult breeding.
Fig. 6. Adult breeding.
Fig. 7. Adult non-breeding.
Fig. 8. Adult non-breeding.
Fig. 9. Adult non-breeding.
Fig. 10. Juvenile.
Fig. 11. Same bird as Fig. 10. Juvenile.