Cory's Shearwater

Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli, 1769)

Summary

Pelagic species with a very large population (actual number is of about one million individuals) and with an extremely large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting in the several islands in the Mediterranean and Atlantic (Macaronesia), mainly in cavities in coastal cliffs and burrows on rocky coastal slopes and wintering in high seas in the North Atlantic Ocean and Eastern South Atlantic.
The evolution trend of the global population is a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests in several islands in the Mediterranean and Atlantic (Macaronesia), mainly in cavities in coastal cliffs and burrows on rocky coastal slopes. Winters at high seas in the North Atlantic Ocean and Eastern South Atlantic.

Feed

It feeds mostly on squid but also on fish, crustaceans and offal.

Breeding

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Predators

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