French: Puffin fuligineux German: Dunkler Sturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela sombría
J. F. Gmelin
Southern Hemisphere between 35° S and 50° S = New Zealand
All major oceans except N Indian Ocean, breeding in S Chile and Falkland Is, in Tristan da Cunha#R, and in SE Australia and New Zealand area.
40–51 cm; 650–978 g; wingspan 94–109 cm. Largish dark shearwater with relatively narrow, pointed wings, and pale areas on central underwing. Most of... read more
Noisy at colonies, but probably mostly silent at sea. Mostly vocalizes on ground or from burrow,... read more
Marine; generally occurs in cold offshore and pelagic waters; satellite-tracking studies in US... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small shoaling fish, cephalopods (Onychoteuthis, Gonatus, Loligo opalescens) and crustaceans, proportions... read more
Starts late Sept/early Oct with return to colony, followed by pre-laying exodus of c. 14 days, egg-laying from mid Nov to early Dec in New... read more
Transequatorial migrant, moving into N Pacific (where more abundant) and N Atlantic; non-breeders... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Abundant and widespread, with total population of several million birds, including perhaps 4,000,000 pairs in... read more
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