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Great Shearwater

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Puffinus gravis Scientific name
Procellariiformes Order
Procellariidae Family
 46-53 cm. (Wingspan 100-118 cm) Length
Rocky offshore islands, cliffs, sand dunes, coastal waters, open ocean. Endemic breeder Tristan da Cunha Islands:- Tristan da Cunha.   Inaccessible.     Nightingale & Gough Island. Atlantic as far north as the Arctic ocean. Habitat
Altitude
Range
1 white egg in a burrow or in the open grass, in large colonies. visited at night to avoid predation by gulls. Incubation 55 days, fledging 84 days. Chicks remain at nest for another 30 days. Clutch
Fish, squid. Food  
One of only a few birds that nest in the south & migrate North, Habits
3910 - TSN: 174549  - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Procellariidae please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Afrikaans: Grootpylstormvoël
Asturian: Pardiella del Sur, Pardiella Monxa
Breton: An tort bras
Catalan: Baldriga capnegra, Virot capnegre
Catalan (Balears): Virot capnegre
Czech: Burnák velký, buřňák velký
Welsh: Aderyn-drycin mawr, Pâl mwyaf
Danish: Storskrĺpe
German: Großer Sturmtaucher, GroßerSturmtauch, Kappensturmtaucher, Kappen-Sturmtaucher, Riesensturmtaucher
Greek: Καπελόμυχος
English: Great Shearwater, Greater Shearwater, Petrel Hagdon, Southern Greater Shearwater
Esperanto: Granda pufino
Spanish: Fardela capirotada, Pampero Mayor, Pardela cabeza negra, Pardela Capirotada, Pardela de capucho negro, Pardela Mayor, Petrel Corona Negra
Spanish (Argentine): Pardela Cabeza Negra, Pardela de capucho negro
Spanish (Chile): Fardela capirotada
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pardela Mayor
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Pardela Capirotada
Spanish (Mexico): Pardela Mayor
Spanish (Uruguay): Pardela Cabeza Negra, Petrel Corona Negra
Spanish (Venezuela): Petrel Cauicho
Estonian: Mustkőht-tormilind
Basque: Baldriga capnegra, Gabai handia
Finnish: Isoliitäjä
Faroese: Havskrápur, Jarmari, Stórskrápur
French: Grand Puffin, Puffin majeur
Irish: Cánóg Mhór
Gaelic: Fachadh Mňr
Galician: Baldriga capnegra, Pardela encapuchada
Haitian Creole French: Gwo Cahen
Hebrew: יסעור לבן זנב, יסעור לבן־זנב, יסעור שחור־כיפה, יסעור שחור-כיפה, שחור כיפה
Hungarian: Nagy vészmadár
Icelandic: Hettuskrofa
Italian: Berta dell'Atlantico
Japanese: zuguromizunagidori
Japanese: ズグロミズナギドリ
Latin: Ardenna gravis, Puffinus gravis, Puffinus gravis flavirostris, Puffinus major
Lithuanian: Didysis pufinas, Didžioji audronaša
Dutch: Grote Pijlstormvogel
Norwegian: Storlire
Polish: burzyk wielki
Portuguese: bobo-grande, bobo-grande-de-sobre-branco, Cagarro-de-coleira, pardela, Pardela-de-bico-preto
Portuguese (Brazil): bobo-grande, Bobo-grande-de-sobre-branco, pardela, pardela-de-bico-preto
Russian: Большой буревестник, Большой пестробрюхий буревестник, Буревестник пестробрюхий большой
Slovak: víchrovník atlantický , Víchrovník čiapočkatý
Slovenian: veliki viharnik
Swedish: Större lira
Turkish: büyük yelkovan
Chinese: 大鹱

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