Horned Puffin

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Horned Puffin
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Passerimorphae
Order Charadriiformes
Infraorder Charadriides
Family Information
Superfamily Laroidea
Family Alcidae
Sub-family Fraterculinae
Tribe Information
Tribe Fraterculini
Genus Information
Genus Fratercula
Species Information
Species F. corniculata
Population statistics

The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) the Atlantic species of puffin, except for a ridge of hardened skin that rises vertically from above its eyes to the top of its head. According to the US Geological Survey, "about 1.2 million Horned Puffins breed in the North Pacific, almost exclusively in Siberia and Alaska."[1] In winter months, they can be found further south, almost down to the waters off the California coast. [2]

Regardless of their vast quantity, there is a concern that liberal environmentalists want to "protect" the bird in their bid to control gun rights.

References==

  1. US Geological Survey, Horned Puffin[1]
  2. http://www.thebigzoo.com/Animals/Horned_Puffin.asp
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