Cape Verde Shearwater

Calonectris edwardsii (Oustalet, 1883)

Summary

Pelagic species with a small population (the number of effectives are around few tens of thousands of individuals) and has a large distribution area but the area where nests area small.
Migratory species, nesting in the Cape Verde archipelago, in cavities and holes in coastal slopes or coastal cliffs and wintering in open sea in the South Atlantic.
The evolution trend of the global population is apparently a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Cape Verde Shearwater

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Habitat

It nests in the Cape Verde archipelago on cavities and holes in coastal slopes or coastal cliffs. The largest colonies are located in Brava Island and the islets Raso and Branco, but also nests in small numbers on the islands Santiago, Santo Antão and Sao Nicolau.
It winters in the open sea in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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