- Puffinus mauretanicus
- Brown back
- Cap, nape and wing tips are darker
- Brownish-white undersides
- Pinkish legs
Pelagic. Breeds on islands and coastal cliffs.
One egg is laid in a burrow. Nocturnal visits are made to avoid predation.
The diet includes fish and molluscs.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Collins Pocket Guide to British Birds 1966
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Balearic Shearwater. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Balearic_Shearwater
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