Meticulously crafted Taxidermy Atlantic Puffin Bird (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, a remarkable specimen from the auk family. This exquisite avian creation showcases the distinctive features of the Atlantic puffin, the sole puffin species indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean, while its close relatives, the tufted puffin and the horned puffin, inhabit the northeastern Pacific. These remarkable birds can be found nesting in various locations, including Russia, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, the Faroe Islands, and extending as far south as Maine in the west and France in the east. Among these, the Westman Islands of Iceland serve as a particularly common habitat. Regrettably, despite its broad distribution, this species has experienced significant population declines in certain areas, earning it a vulnerable status according to the IUCN. On land, the Atlantic puffin maintains the characteristic upright posture of auks, while at sea, it gracefully swims on the surface, hunting small fish and crabs by expertly diving beneath the waves, utilizing its wings for propulsion. Elevate your decor with this exquisite taxidermy piece, a true testament to the beauty and diversity of nature's wonders.