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Photo by Mike Barth
Kalba, UAE, June 2010
Puffinus persicus

Identification

Distribution

Eastern Africa and Asia: breeds and ranges Arabian Sea and adjacent waters

Photo by Mike Barth
Fujairah, UAE, April 2011

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. p. persicus breeds in Arabian Sea and surrounding areas
  • P. p. temptator breeds on Mohéli Island (Comoro Islands)

This species was formerly included in Audubon's Shearwater. Dickinson[3] includes it in Tropical Shearwater.

Habitat

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2014. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th ed. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0956861122

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