Manx shearwater


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Manx shearwater

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(Animals) a European oceanic bird, Puffinus puffinus, with long slender wings and black-and-white plumage: family Procellariidae (shearwaters)
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Noun1.Manx shearwater - small black-and-white shearwater common in the northeastern AtlanticManx shearwater - small black-and-white shearwater common in the northeastern Atlantic
shearwater - long-winged oceanic bird that in flight skims close to the waves
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The Manx shearwater, which was cared for by the RSPCA after it was blown off course, has been found four years after it was released - thousands of miles away in Brazil.
1982, Brooke 1990) and has been reported in other Procellariiformes such as the Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus (Dane 1948; Miles and Stoker 1948, 1953; Harris 1965; Kirkwood et al.
In addition, the project expects to benefit a range of other species, including European storm petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) and Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus).
These are nesting burrows of the Manx shearwater, but unless you are here around dusk it's unlikely you will see any activity.
It's habitat is home to the puffin, the manx shearwater, and lots of other striking and interesting species.
Displays could feature Arctic alpine plants such as the Snowdon Lily, fascinating birds like the manx shearwater and the red kite, and the pole cat, a mammal that has managed to survive in Wales and nowhere else.
The Manx shearwater nests in the North Atlantic, the Cory's in North Africa.
If they are feeling adventurous, they can stay over night on Skomer and join the Warden on a torch-lit midnight walk as he prepares for the return of up to 100,000 Manx Shearwater birds after their daily trip to Portugal.
Among the wildlife depending on the area for homes and food are dozens of species of sea birds, including guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, three kinds of hawks, and the manx shearwater, of which half the world's population nests on the islands off the Pembrokeshire coast.
THE last of the Manx Shearwater chicks were ringed on Bardsey recently: they will soon depart for a year on and over the ocean, reaching the south Atlantic ocean before returning next spring.
0 Calonectris diomedea Manx Shearwater mid Oct-mid Jun 13 23.