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Heinroth's Shearwater - BirdForum Opus

Puffinus heinrothi

Identification

27 cm (10½ in)

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

Distribution

Bismarck Archipelago and northern Solomon Islands.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1]

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

Habitat

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

It is thought they may breed in inland mountainous areas.

Behaviour

Diet

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

Breeding

There is no information available on breeding.

References

  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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