Puffinus puffinus


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Noun1.Puffinus puffinus - small black-and-white shearwater common in the northeastern AtlanticPuffinus puffinus - 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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In addition, the project expects to benefit a range of other species, including European storm petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) and Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus).
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.
Although they do not nest on Puffin Island, the bird's scientific name is Puffinus Puffinus (though they aren't actually puffins at all).