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Shearwater, Balearic
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Puffinus mauretanicus
Africa, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Belgium, British Isles, Cyprus, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Middle East, Netherlands, North Africa, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Wales, Western Cape Province, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
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The breeding population was last estimated in 2009 at 3,193 breeding pairs (CMA 2010). However, winter at-sea surveys along the Iberian Shelf as part of the LIFE project to identify marine Important Bird Areas produced an estimate of 25,000-30,000 individuals (Arcos 2011b), and counts of >18,000 ...
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The Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) is a medium-sized shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. It was long regarded a subspecies of the Manx Shearwater; see there for more on the Puffinus puffinus superspecies; following an initial split it was held to be a subspecies of the "Mediterranean Shearwater" (Sibley & Monroe 1990[ 2] ) for nearly ten more years, until it was resolved to be a distinct species, separate from the Yelkouan Shearwater (Wink et al. 1993,[ 3] Heidrich et al. 1998,[ 4] Sangster et al. 2002[ 5] ). It is the last taxon of the puffinus complex that was recognized as a separate entity. ...
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