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Shearwater, Barolo
Bird Info
Bird Info
Scientific Name:
Puffinus baroli
British Isles, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Europe, Global, North America, Northern Ireland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, South America, Wales Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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It was previously considered conspecific with the Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis) of the Southern Hemisphere. mtDNA cytochrome b sequence analysis (Austin et al., 2004) indicates, however, that baroli and boydi are very close to the nominate subspecies of Audubon's Shearwater. Whether the morphological distinctness and the non-overlapping ranges, or the genetic similarity[ 1] are considered to be more significant is presently a matter of opinion, and the taxonomic status of these birds remains equivocal. Although some institutions (such as BirdLife International) retain the forms baroli and boydi within Little Shearwater, this is as a result of inaccurate lumping in the past, and is not supported by modern evidence. The BOU has accepted P. baroli as a distinct species (Sangster et al. 2005), as has the Clements checklist. ...
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