Manx Shearwater

Puffinus puffinus (Brünnich, 1764)

Summary

Pelagic species with a very large population (actual number in the order of one million individuals) and has a extremely large distribution area.
Migratory species, nesting on islands in the north Atlantic, in burrows on the slopes and wintering at sea in the Atlantic Ocean.
The evolution trend of the global population is an decreasing one.

Global conservation status

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

  • Manx Shearwater

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Habitat

Nests on islands in the north Atlantic, in burrows on the slopes. Winters at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, making a migration route that covers the South Atlantic.

Feed

Presumably feeds on small fish, squid, crustaceans and leftovers thrown overboard by fishing boats.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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