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Shearwater, Great
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Ardenna gravis
Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Chile, Connecticut, Cyprus, Delaware, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Cape Province Read more
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Brooke (2004) estimated the global population to number at least 15,000,000 individuals. A minimum of 5,000,000 pairs are thought to breed at Tristan da Cunha, and 600,000 to 3,000,000 pairs at Gough (Carboneras 1992d). ...
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The Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) is a large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. Its relationships are unclear. It belongs in the group of large species that could be separated as genus Ardenna (Penhallurick & Wink 2004); within these, it might be allied with the other black-billed, blunt-tailed species Short-tailed Shearwater and especially Sooty Shearwater (Austin 1996, Heidrich et al. 1998). Alternatively (Austin 1996, Austin et al. 2004), it could be a monotypic subgenus (Ardenna sensu stricto), an Atlantic representative of the light-billed Hemipuffinus group (Pink-footed shearwater and Flesh-footed Shearwater). ...
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