Tufted Puffin

Fratercula cirrhata (Pallas, 1769) 6560
Family: Charadriiformes > Alcidae

This Pacific puffin was an unexpected visitor to Britain in 2009, following the sighting of one flying down the Swale Estuary in Kent. Seen by only seven observers and photographed, the species was added to the British List.

While reductions in the extent of Arctic sea-ice may mean that more individuals could occur, it is worth noting that many Tufted Puffin colonies have declined in numbers.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
2 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
2 records


2 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
2 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Tufted Puffin, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: fraret crestat
Czech: papuchalk chocholatý
Danish: Toplunde
Dutch: Kuifpapegaaiduiker
Estonian: tupslunn
Finnish: töyhtölunni
French: Macareux huppé
German: Gelbschopflund
Hungarian: kontyos lunda
Icelandic: Topplundi
Italian: Pulcinella dai ciuffi
Latvian: cekulainais tuklitis
Lithuanian: kuoduotasis mormonas
Norwegian: Topplunde
Polish: maskonur zlotoczuby
Portuguese: papagaio-do-mar-de-penachos
Slovak: mníšik vlasatý
Slovenian: copasti mormon
Spanish: Frailecillo coletudo
Swedish: tofslunne

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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