Scientific name: Fratercula arctica
A funny little fellow in his glossy black dinner jacket and crisp white bib, the puffin is instantly recognisable from its brightly coloured parrot-like bill. Puffins use their colourful bill to attract a mate, the male with the brightest bill is considered the most handsome!
Average lifespan: 18 years
Classified in the UK as Red under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015). Listed as Vulnerable on the global IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.