Puffinus puffinus mauretanicus
Previously placed in P. puffinus. Often treated as conspecific with P. yelkouan, and genetic work indicates a considerable level of interbreeding#R, but provisional split accepted here on basis of overall larger size (15%) (score 2); feet projecting more beyond tail (a proportional difference irrespective of size, with toes estimated c. 5 mm longer in sample in NHMUK) (1); usually much murkier underwing and underparts (2); blurred vs sharp boundary between dark and pale colours (2). Monotypic.
W & C Mediterranean and E Atlantic Ocean#R, breeding in Balearic Is (W Mediterranean).
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Status and conservation
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