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Shearwater, Newell's
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Puffinus newelli
Australasia, Australia, Global, Polynesia Read more
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There is a pelagic estimate of 84,000 individuals (with a 95% confidence interval of 57,000-115,000) and from this the breeding population is estimated at 16,700-19,300 pairs. ...
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Newell's Shearwater or Hawaiian Shearwater (Puffinus newelli) is a seabird belonging to the genus Puffinus in the family Procellariidae. It belongs to a confusing group of shearwaters which are difficult to identify and whose classification is controversial. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) and is now often placed in Townsend's Shearwater (Puffinus auricularis). It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands as a breeding bird. Its population is declining and it is classed as an endangered species by BirdLife International.[ 2] It is named after Brother Matthias Newell, a missionary who worked in Hawaii from 1886 to 1924.[ 3] It is known in Hawaiian as the ʻaʻo. ...
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