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Heinroth's Shearwater - BirdForum Opus

Puffinus heinrothi


27 cm (10½ in)

  • Long, slender bill
  • Long tail
  • Dark overall plumage


Bismarck Archipelago and northern Solomon Islands.


This is a monotypic species[1]

Heinroth's Shearwater has in the past been included as a part of Audubon's Shearwater.


Very little known. They are probably pelagic, spending most of their time at sea.

It is thought they may breed in inland mountainous areas.



Little information. They have been observed feeding with other species, such as noddies, close to shore.


There is no information available on breeding.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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