1206. Lunda cirrhata

1206. Tufted Puffin.
LUNDA CIRRHATA.
Lunda cirrhata (Pall.), Spic. Zool. fasc. v. p. 7, pls. 1 and 5, figs. 1-3 (1769) ; id. Zoogr. Ross. As, ii, p. 363, pl. lxxxii. ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1243 ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 281 ; Ogilvie Grant, Car. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 612 ; Ridgway, p. 10.
Toporak, Russ.
Male ad. (Bering Island). General colour deep black, the under parts below the breast duller and rather paler ; base of bill and anterior half of face white ; above the eye a long bunch of silky straw-coloured feathers ; terminal portion of bill deep orange-red, the basal part light olive-green, almost apple-green along the ridge of the culmen ; angle of mouth and a narrow strip of skin between the bill and feathering of the face, and ring round the eye vermilion ; legs and feet bright red ; iris white. Gape 1.85, wing 7.8, tail 2.4, tarsus 1.25 inch. Sexes alike. In winter the sides of the head are dusky, and the straw-yellow tufts above the eyes are absent.
Hab. North Pacific, from Kamchatka ; the Commander and Kurile Isles ; the Sea of Ochotsk to Japan ; on the American side from Alaska to Southern California ; of accidental occur┬Črence in Maine, U.S., and off Greenland.
In habits it closely resembles our Puffin, and its note is an angry crrrr. It nests in crannies in the rocks, and its egg is dull chalky white, sometimes finely dotted with reddish brown, and measures about 2.86 by 1.92.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1206. Lunda cirrhata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1206
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
872
Common name: 
Tufted Puffin
M_ID: 
4763
M_CN: 
Tufted Puffin
M_SN: 
Fratercula cirrhata
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
11053

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