Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Levantine Shearwater

Levantine Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan

Described by: Acerbi (1827)
Alternate common name(s): Yelkouan Shearwater, Mediterranean Shearwater
Old scientific name(s): Puffinus puffinus yelkouan


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C. and e. Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea;
Nests on is. off se. France, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Italy, e. Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and is. in the Adriatic Sea off Yugoslavia and Albania and Aegean Sea off Greece e. to Turkey, Crete, Lebanon, Israel and into the Sea of Marmara and w. Black Sea off Bulgaria.
Disperses throughout the Mediterranean Sea to the coasts of Turkey and Lebanon into the Black Sea and w. to Gibraltar.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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