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Shearwater, Manx
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Puffinus puffinus
Africa, Alaska, Angola, Argentina, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Columbia, British Isles, California, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia Read more
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In Europe (which covers >95% of the breeding range), the breeding population is estimated to be 350,000-390,000 breeding pairs, equating to 1,050,000-1,170,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Brooke (2004) also estimated the global population to be at least 1,000,000 individual ...
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The Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) is a medium-sized shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. The scientific name of this species records a name shift: Manx Shearwaters were called Manks Puffins in the 17th century. Puffin is an Anglo-Norman word (Middle English pophyn) for the cured carcasses of nestling shearwaters. The Atlantic Puffin acquired the name much later, possibly because of its similar nesting habits.[ 1] ...
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