Sooty Shearwater

Puffinus griseus (Gmelin, 1789)

Summary

Pelagic species with an extremely large population (actual number is of about a few tens of millions individuals) and with an extremely large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting on headlands and islands in the South Atlantic and South Pacific Ocean, in burrows mainly in areas with low vegetation or tussock grass and wintering at sea in the Atlantic, South Indian and Pacific Ocean.
The evolution trend of the global population is a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

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

  • Sooty Shearwater

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests on headlands and islands in the South Atlantic (Falkland) and South Pacific Ocean (New Zealand, Chile and Australia), in burrows mainly in areas with low vegetation or tussock grass, but also locally in forests.
It winters in the sea, making a migration that encompasses the North Atlantic or North Pacific Ocean.

Feed

It feeds on small fish and squid, jellyfish and crustaceans.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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