Order: Procellariformes | Family: Procellariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. Crossley ID Guide
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. S California
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. Ilha Bela, Brazil
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Loc. North Florida, USA

Identification & Behavior: ~34 cm (13.5 in). The Manx Shearwater has dusky-brown upperparts and white underparts. The undewing is white bordered with black. The undertail coverts are white. The bill is dusky gray. It forages in pelagic waters. It is similar to the Little Shearwater but is distinguished by having flesh-colored tarsi and a larger size. Also, see Galapagos Shearwater.

Status: The Manx Shearwater is considered a vagrant species in pelagic waters of south and central Peru on the basis of documented sight records. It also occurs in Ch and Br.

Name in Spanish: Pardela Pichoneta.

Sub-species: Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), Brünnich, 1764.

Meaning of Name:
Puffinus puffinus, Puffinus: English name Puffin (c. 1508), applied to the cured carcass of a nestling shearwater.

See more of the Family Procellariidae   peru aves

Distribution Mapmanx shearwater
Voice
Generally silent at sea.


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