Puffins (lat. Fratercula) is a genus of birds of the family auks inhabiting in the sea and often feed by diving into the water. One of the features of puffins is brightly colored during the breeding season the beak.
Live in large colonies on coastal cliffs and offshore Islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Common in the North Pacific ocean and in the Northern part of the Atlantic ocean.
In all varieties puffins dominated by black or black-and-white plumage, with large beaks and short wings that are adapted to swimming in water. In flight they flap their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute), often flying low over the ocean surface.