French: Puffin de Scopoli German: Sepiasturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela cenicienta mediterránea
Other common names:
Cory's Shearwater (when lumped with C. borealis and C. edwardsii)
no locality; Tremiti Islands, Adriatic Sea
Breeds on the Mediterranean islands, outside breeding season moving to winter mainly in upwelling systems of tropical E Atlantic#R. Has bred occasionally in E Atlantic on Salvage Is (Portugal)#R.
44–49 cm; 544–738 g; wingspan 117–135 cm. Large brownish shearwater with mostly white underparts and rather large pale bill. Grey-brown cap to below... read more
Vocalizes frequently at colonies, both in flight and on ground (including from within burrows),... read more
Marine and pelagic, usually keeping well away from land, except at colonies. Breeds on barren... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fish (e.g. Belone belone, Scombresox saurus, Hirundichthys rondeletii, Cheilopogon heterurus,... read more
Starts Apr, although return to colonies starts in Feb, with pre-laying exodus averaging c. 10 days in females, and egg-laying well... read more
Migratory, generally departing breeding grounds in mid to late Oct, e.g. remains reasonably common... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and locally abundant, but probably declining, with total population numbering c. 141,000–223,000 pairs, of which 916... read more
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