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==Identification==
 
==Identification==
 
34 cm.  Blackish or dark brown upper parts, white below, white wing linings, white crescent behind eye, short tail.
 
34 cm.  Blackish or dark brown upper parts, white below, white wing linings, white crescent behind eye, short tail.
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===Similar Species===
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[[Audubon's Shearwater]] is slightly smaller with shorter less-pointed wings, dark undertail coverts, and white spot near eyes.<br />
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[[Cory's Shearwater]] is much larger with much lighter brown body and wings, heavy yellow bill and white tail band.<br />
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[[Great Shearwater]] is much larger with lighter body, smudgy brown belly, neat cap, narrow pointed wings. and white tail band.
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==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==

Revision as of 18:20, 21 August 2008

Puffinus puffinus
Photo by Glen Tepke
Photo taken in Gulf of Maine southeast of Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, 7/26/04.

Identification

34 cm. Blackish or dark brown upper parts, white below, white wing linings, white crescent behind eye, short tail.

Similar Species

Audubon's Shearwater is slightly smaller with shorter less-pointed wings, dark undertail coverts, and white spot near eyes.
Cory's Shearwater is much larger with much lighter brown body and wings, heavy yellow bill and white tail band.
Great Shearwater is much larger with lighter body, smudgy brown belly, neat cap, narrow pointed wings. and white tail band.

Distribution

Taxonomy

Habitat

Grassy slopes of islands, often at some distance from the sea

Behaviour

Nests colonially in burrows.

External Links

Bird Song

<flashmp3>Puffinus puffinus (song).mp3</flashmp3>
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