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Tufted puffin        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Tufted puffins are plump, blackish alcids with (in breeding plumage) white faces, golden head plumes, and brightly colored comically large bills.  Winter-plumage birds, shown on this page, are all black with smaller (but still large) orange bills (two photos show birds in intermediate plumage).  These were in Monterey Bay, California.   This page shows summer-plumaged birds in Alaska.

  • Canon R7, 100-400 Mk II zoom or 400 mm DO Mk II lens, some with 1.4X or 2X converter, (2022)