1. Would you like to join the IL team? See open jobs!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Liked anything that you read here? You may nominate it as the Finest Posts!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. What can you teach someone online? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Take the 100 Days Positivity Challenge : Join Here
    Dismiss Notice
  5. If someone taught you via skype, what would you want to learn? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice

The adorable PUFFIN bird

Discussion in 'Pets and Animal Lovers' started by Paulina, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Paulina

    Paulina Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    688
    Trophy Points:
    225
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi buddies of the animal and feathered kingdoms,

    The other day ,at a bookstore I came across some books marked as Puffin Editions.I've seen Penguin editions and the real Penguin bird who looks very dapper in his colouring of black and white almost as if he were wearing a tuxedo (tailored by Saville Row )and ready to attend a ball!! Till his baby waddling steps make us chuckle ...
    I surfed around and found the following facts about the equally adorable Puffin bird that I'm sharing here .



    Here are 20 facts about the beloved Puffin that are such beautiful, intelligent birds .
    They are so delightful in their way of doing things, one can understand what makes them such an attraction.
    [​IMG]
    1) Puffins are excellent swimmers.
    2) The female lays on one egg during the mating season.
    3) The diet consists of Sand Eels, Herring, Hake, and Capelin.
    4) They drink Sea Water.
    [​IMG]
    5) Puffins are not in any way related to the Penguin.
    6) Puffins can live up to 20 years in the wild.
    7) Their main predators are the Great Black-Backed Gull and Man.
    8) Puffins are faithful lovers – they stay together and mate for life.
    9) It is believed the Puffin’s beak, or bill, is dull in Winter and brightly coloured in Spring.
    10) Puffins often ‘kiss’ or what is known as ‘billing’ their partners.
    [​IMG]
    11) Their black and white feathers are waterproof.
    12) They can dive as deep 60 metres (200 feet).
    13) Baby Puffins use an outside toilet so as to not soil their feathers or bed.
    14) Puffins live in burrows in the ground or cliff faces.
    15) A baby puffin is called a Puffling.
    16) Puffins stand about 25cm (10 inches) tall.
    17) The best places to watch Puffins is the Scottish Highlands – John O’Groats, Durness, and Sutherland.
    18) Puffins are rather odd looking with their dumpy bodies, short legs set far back, and small wings.
    19) They can fly up to 70mph (approx 110kph)

    20) Puffins are not an endangered species but millions die due to oil spillages, they get sick when they clean it off, global warming , trash in the sea, and over-fishing. Over-fishing is very threatening since there isn’t enough fish for the adult Puffin to feed its chicks.

    Facts 8 and 10 really prompts us to say 3 :cheers 's to this amazing species .The lovey dovey pictures are so heavenly!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
    Loading...

  2. Ammukutty

    Ammukutty Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Pauli,I never knew such cute things existed.I know only Muffin:idea
    The last pic is so romantic & loved their :kisspart.Thanks for this cute post.

    The 2nd pic remind me of the saying-kokkil othungunathe kottavu:crazy

    ammu
     
  3. Yashikushi

    Yashikushi Moderator IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    23,740
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Trophy Points:
    615
    Gender:
    Female
    Ammu...:biglaugham next to you to refer and prefer "muffins"
    During my UG(zoology student) used to read lots of stuffs about the fauna kingdom esp the penguins.My master piece project about them earned the nick name'PEN QUEEN"
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Now Paulina YAY!!!!!you tingled my love for Muff...Oophs... Puffins! Interesting puffin facts with cute pics.B(k)illing pose.Ah!!!

    See the difference bet the species.
    [​IMG]


    So by now am an ardent and admirer of Puffins.Thanks Paulina.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  4. sundarusha

    sundarusha Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    3,427
    Likes Received:
    181
    Trophy Points:
    160
    Gender:
    Female
    Paulina

    thanks so much for sharing. I remember seeing them on discovery channel.
    Aren't they adorable? Especially the second one with five fish stuffed in its mouth reminds one of a youngster with chocolates stuffed in the mouth!

    Do they belong to the same family as auks?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  5. Soldier

    Soldier Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    2,461
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi Paulina.

    Thanks for sharing interesting facts about Puffins. They look very cute. Like Saroj I too like Penguins a lot.

    Nice and different but informative post.
     
  6. gjaya

    gjaya Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,305
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi Paulina,

    Such adorable and cute birds...I know of Penguins obviously, but never knew of Puffins. Very informative post.

    Thanks for sharing this information.:thumbsup

    Jaya
     
  7. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,521
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Paulina,
    Thanks for the cute pictures and lot of information on them.
    Me too a member of Penguin club here..
    As Usha pointed out...I have seen them on Discovery channel.
    I remember their names because of muffins.:)

    sriniketan
     
  8. Gowri66

    Gowri66 Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    106
    Trophy Points:
    160
    Gender:
    Female
    Paulina..
    How are you ?
    Very interesting ....lovely pictures.
    Thanks for sharing with us ..
     
  9. Custard

    Custard Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,246
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Female
    Hello Paulina Mam,

    Thanks for sharing such info !!!
    Only now I saw in your profile that you are graduate of English Literature :) I now understand why you had such beautiful language !!!
    One more thing I was very surprised - You are much elder to me .......
    :yes: somehow I felt I was talking to some one around 25-30 years..... I feel you are too young at heart !!! :cheers
    Mam please check this :
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/pets-and-animal-lovers/83460-dog-cat-day-dogtipper-com-2.html

    one person needs help regarding buying a dog and I feel you and others like you who had dogs for many years can help her. If needed make it as a separate thread so that many will see and give reply.
     

Share This Page