French: Puffin à pieds roses German: Rosafuß-Sturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela patirrosa
San Nicolas Island, California
E Pacific Ocean, breeding in Juan Fernández Is on Robinson Crusoe I (formerly Más a Tierra I), Santa Clara I and Morro Viñilla; also on Mocha I (off WC Chile).
45–48 cm; 576–879 g; wingspan 109–118 cm. Large, polymorphic, brownish shearwater with white abdomen and rather pale bill. Grey-brown cap to below... read more
Calls on breeding grounds apparently not dissimilar to that of Puffinus puffinus, but... read more
Marine and pelagic, preferring offshore waters over continental shelf. Breeds on oceanic islands,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fish and squid, with minor quantities of crustaceans. Feeds mainly by surface-seizing and pursuit-plunging; may apparently... read more
Poorly known. Starts Nov with return to colony, most lay eggs in Dec, hatching late Jan or early Feb and fledging mostly in Apr/May.... read more
Migrates N through E Pacific (mainly well offshore, thus unrecorded off Costa Rica and Panama) to... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Size of population unknown, but presumably fairly numerous, given abundance in wintering zone, where up to c. 130,000 birds reported off C California and 400,000... read more
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