contemplating (Zoo; 2012-06-21)

Tufted Puffin
Fratercula cirrhata

Native Range: North America and Eurasia

Notes: slightly larger than the Horned Puffin that likewise occurs on North America's Pacific shores, and also differs from the latter in several plumage and bill features; nests in burrows or crevices on rocky islands; no sexual dimorphism.

side view (Zoo; 2012-06-21)

dorsal view showing golden head tufts (Zoo; 2012-06-21)

preening (Zoo; 2012-06-21)