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5 April 2009

Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin (花魁鳥)
Japan (1992)
13th November, 2008. Nemuro, Hokkaido

This species is similar with Atlantic Puffin (北極海鸚) but it only can be found in northern Pacific Ocean. As it looks like Atlantic Puffin, birdwatchers outlook be attracted by its sharped orange-yellow bill, and also its golden hair behind ears, this feature is mainly differnet between Atlantic Puffin. Nemuro is located in the easternmost of Hokkaido, there have two islands in the Pacific Ocean called Koruri and Moyururi are conserved by government, they are paradise of seabirds include Tufted Puffin. On the left side of the Puffin stamp features one Small Copper (紅灰蝶) stamp is one of Heisei definitive stamp issued on 1997, the definitive stamps illustrated 26 different beautiful insects, birds and flowers, thanks James this nice cover.
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