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 puffins occupy vacated rabbit or Manx Shearwater burrows.
There has been a dramatic boost in the numbers of Manx shearwater, puffins and guillemots 15 years after a project to remove rats from Lundy, in the Bristol Channel, ended.
The RSPB said the population of seabirds on Lundy has tripled to 21,000 birds, with the Manx shearwater population growing from 297 pairs to 5,504 and puffins increasing from just 13 birds to 375.
The proposed new sites will be used to protect internationally important species such as harbour porpoise, and seabird species including tern, Manx shearwater and puffin.
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.
The Manx shearwater nests in the North Atlantic, the Cory's in North Africa.
The Manx Shearwater, normally found on the west coast, was blown inland and found grounded and exhausted near Birmingham.
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.