French: Puffin des Galapagos German: Galapagossturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela de Galápagos
Dalrymple Rock, Chatham Island [San Cristóbal], Galapagos
E Pacific, breeding in Galapagos Is.
28–31 cm; 123–230 g; wingspan 63–70 cm. Small, dark-and-white shearwater with comparatively short broad wings and long rounded tail. Compared to P. lherminieri,... read more
Produces trisyllabic hoarse clucking “cah-ah-hooh”, which is repeated rhythmically several times,... read more
Marine; normally in offshore waters, but also pelagic and near land in vicinity of colonies. Breeds... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fish, squid and crustaceans. Prey caught by pursuit-diving and pursuit-plunging, pattering and surface-seizing. Dives can last... read more
Season year-round, breeding every nine months, if successful, and may lay again within c. 5 months if unsuccessful, although intervals may... read more
Seems to perform regular dispersal northward, being year-round visitor to Gulf of Panama, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Numbers c. 10,000 pairs scattered across 29 colonies in the Galapagos. Very few data concerning potential threats.
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