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Alternate name
Puffinus mauretanicus  Scientific name 
Procellariiformes Order
Procellariidae Family   
34-39cm               Length
Open ocean, Only come to land at nesting time. Breeds on Balearics. Eastern Central Atlantic, Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. African mainlandEuropean mainland Acores, Cape Verde vagrant   Gibraltar native Israel vagrant, MaltaMadeira, Sicilia. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 egg Feb to April in old rabbit burrow.  Clutch   Eggs
Small fish squid and shrimps  Food   Diet
Flies in at night to avoid predators.   Habits
Not previously recognised, World No
Critically Endangered Status

Video by FundacioCRAM all rights reserved

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African mainland, [Native:- Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco.] [Rare/Accidental:- Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, TunisiaWestern Sahara, .]
Europe mainland:- Austria, Rare/Accidental, Belgium vagrant,  Denmark vagrant, France native Germany vagrant, Ireland, native, Italy vagrant, Netherlands vagrant, Norway vagrant, Poland vagrant, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro Rare/Accidental,  Spain native, Sweden vagrant, United Kingdom native,
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