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    12 Reasons Why Puffins Are The Best Birds On Earth

    They are the Clowns of the Sea so obviously they deserve some consideration.

    1. They look kind of like flying penguins

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    They may not be closely related to penguins, but they can both fly and swim. This is a significant improvement.

    2. Puffins feed almost entirely on fish

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    An adult puffin will eat as much as 40 fish per day. Take that Joey Chestnut!

    3. Puffins live in colonies

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    With most birds, you only see one or two at a time, but not puffins!

    4. Cliffs? Puffin don't care!


    Try and do this, honey badger.

    5. They inspired this great 'No Smoking' pun


    We'll keep the actual puffin though, because they are the best bird ever.

    6. They come in multiple species

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    This is a Tufted Puffin.

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    This is an Atlantic Puffin (also known as a Common Puffin)


    And this one is a Horned Puffin

    7. Cute babies (obviously)

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    8. Their call sounds like a chainsaw

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    9. They know how to really strike a pose

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    10. They look great in black and white

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    11. Webbed feet!

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    All of the best birds have webbed feet.

    12. They are really cute!

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    The Clowns of the Sea!

    Case Closed

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