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Shearwater, Wedge-tailed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Ardenna pacifica
Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, British Columbia, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, China, Colombia, Comores, Costa Rica, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Ecuador, El Salvador, Global, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Horn of Africa, India, Indian Ocean Islands, IndoChina, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Madagascar Read more
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Brooke (2004) estimated the global population to number > c.5,200,000 individuals, while national population sizes have been estimated at c.50-10,000 individuals on migration in Taiwan and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Japan (Brazil 2009). ...
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The Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. It is one of the shearwater species that is sometimes referred to as a Muttonbird, like the Sooty Shearwater of New Zealand and the Short-tailed Shearwater of Australia. It ranges across from throughout the tropical Pacific and Indian Ocean roughly between latitudes 35°N and 35°S. It breeds in islands such as off Japan, the Islas Revillagigedo, the Hawaiian Islands, the Seychelles and off Western Australia. ...
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