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Heinroth's Shearwater

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Puffinus heinrothi


[edit] Identification

27 cm (10½ in)

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

[edit] Distribution

Bismarck Archipelago and northern Solomon Islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1]

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

[edit] Habitat

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

It is thought they may breed in inland mountainous areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] Breeding

There is no information available on breeding.

[edit] 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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