Great Shearwater

Puffinus gravis (O'Reilly, 1818)

Summary

Pelagic species with an extremely large population (actual number is of about ten millions individuals) with an extremely large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting in several South Atlantic islands especially on slopes with vegetation and wintering offshore mainly in the north Atlantic.
The evolution trend of the global population is apparently stable.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Great Shearwater

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests in several South Atlantic islands, especially on slopes with vegetation. Winters at sea in the North Atlantic Ocean, performing a circular migratory route, from the western Atlantic towards the north Atlantic and then across the eastern Atlantic towards the nesting areas.

Feed

It feeds mostly on fish, squid, leftovers thrown overboard by fishing boats and crustaceans.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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