Balearic Shearwater

Puffinus mauretanicus (Lowe, 1921)

Summary

Pelagic species with a small population (actual number in the order of few tens of thousands of individuals) and has a large distribution area, however the area in which it nests is rather small.
Migratory species, nesting on islands and islets in the in the western Mediterranean and wintering at sea mainly in the North Atlantic off the south-west coast of Europe.
The evolution trend of the global population is an decreasing one. It is the most endangered pelagic species of the Mediterranean and of the rarest in the world.

Global conservation status

Critically endangered (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Balearic Shearwater

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

Nests on islands and islets in the in the western Mediterranean (Balearic archipelago), on the slopes.
Winters at sea mainly in the North Atlantic off the south-west coast of Europe, but also in the Mediterranean Sea.

Feed

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

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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