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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RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben, who rescued scores of Manx shearwaters back in 2011, said: "It is sad to hear that this bird had died, although it had survived for four years and the distance from the release location was 6,990 km.
in numbers: | 40,000 Manx Shearwaters | 20,000 Saints | 200 Grey Seals | 100 Puffins | 9 Houses to let | 5 Neighbours | and 700 toilet rolls being packed for the adventure
An Taisce has expressed concern about the effect filming on the island could have on two priority-listed bird species - Manx Shearwaters and Storm Petrels.
Manx shearwaters flew over the waves, waiting for darkness before returning to their nesting burrows on the island.
Hematology of Fledgling Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) with and without 'puffinosis.
In 2001, Manx shearwaters on Lundy Island, Devon, were virtually unable to breed because of predation from rats, but a project to eradicate the predators saw the birds make a spectacular recovery.
The steep island, which dramatically rises more than 700ft out of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to puffins, manx shearwaters and storm petrels as well as Guillemots and Kittiwakes.
The prevailing wind should push them further north along with other birds such as Manx Shearwaters, Sabine's Gulls, four species of Skua and some Petrels.
While studying a colony of Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus), on the island of Skomer, researchers from the University's Faculty of Biological Sciences noticed that parent birds seemed to become increasingly insensitive to their chicks' demands for food as they grew close to fledging.
Fans of traditional pubs migrate to Pontfaen where beer is served through a hatch at The Dyffryn Arms, aka 'Bessies' in honour of the octogenarian landlady, while the tiny port of Porthgain offers The Sloop pub, and, from a nearby headland, views of the sun sinking into the sea and manx shearwaters skimming the surface at dusk as they head to nests on Ramsey Island.
The decision was taken to send in a rodent control team to protect colonies of Manx shearwaters on Rum.
The UK and Ireland support a large part of the world populations of a number of seabirds, including 90 per cent of the world's Manx shearwaters, many on RSPB reserves in the UK.