60% of Arctic puffins in the world are in Iceland.
The most common „blackbird“ in Iceland.
Looks a bit like a penguin and sometimes called
32 cm long, with a 53 cm wingspan, weight 380 g.
They feed by diving in the ocean and like sandeel,
herring and capelin.
Puffins breed in colonies on coasts and islands
but spend most of their life at sea.
They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or
offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks
or in burrows in the soil.
Puffins form long-term pair bonds or
relationships. The female lays a single egg, and
both parents incubate the egg and feed the
Puffins can have a long life and live for 20-25
Puffins are hunted for eggs, feathers and meat.