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Tracking of the Yelkouan Shearwater

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 2 abstract Over the past six months, the EU LIFE Yelkouan Shearwater Project has been undertaking fieldwork to fitelectronic devices to the Yelkouan Shearwaters to monitor their movements at sea. The tags are the latest intechnology for seabird tracking. This is the first time that such extensive research on […]

The endemic Mediterranean yelkouan shearwaterPuffinus yelkouan: distribution, threats and a pleafor more data

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 1 abstract The endemic Mediterranean yelkouan shearwater Puffinus yelkouan, elevated to the rank of species in 2002, is poorly monitored and studied. Despite this lack of data and the susceptibility of closely related species to threats at breeding sites and foraging areas, the yelkouan shearwater is currently considered to […]

How can the Yelkouan shearwater survive feral cat predation?A meta-population structure as a solution?

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 3 abstract The Yelkouan shearwater, Puffinus yelkouan, is an endangered Mediterranean endemic species of burrowing petrel threatened by feral cats. The life-history parameters of a small population of Yelkouan shearwaters on the Mediterranean island, Port-Cros, were studied inconjunction with the diet of feral cats, to examine the birds’ vulnerability […]

THE PELAGIC ECOLOGY OF MANX SHEARWATERS PUFFINUS PUFFINUSOFF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) Science Article 1 abstract Knowledge of the biology of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus is largely based on dataobtained in and around breeding colonies. In this paper I provide information on various aspects of the marine ecology of this shearwater. The information presented here on age and sex ratios, masses, moult sequence […]

Influence of migratory behaviour on the morphology and breeding biology of Puffinus Shearwaters

Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis) Science Article 1 abstract Ecological, life-history, breeding biology and morphologic data were collected for 18 shearwater species Puffinus spp., and the relationships between these parameters and migratory behaviour were investigated. Intraspecific variation in relative wing length was associated with differences in migratory behaviour of the Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis populations, but […]

Influence of migratory behaviour on the morphology and breeding biology of Puffinus Shearwaters

Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis) Science Article 1 abstract Ecological, life-history, breeding biology and morphologic data were collected for 18 shearwater species Puffinus spp., and the relationships between these parameters and migratory behaviour were investigated. Intraspecific variation in relative wing length was associated with differences in migratory behaviour of the Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis populations, but […]

Obstruction and starvation associated with plastic ingestion in a Northern Gannet Morus bassanus and a Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis

Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) Science Article 1 abstract Plastic ingestion by seabirds is well documented (see Laist 1997for a list of species with ingestion records). However, casesdefinitively attributing seabird mortality to ingestion of plastic arerare. Seabirds that die from ingestion often suffer obstruction of thegastrointestinal tract. Ultimately, the birds die of starvation andoften quickly sink […]

Modelling demography and extinction risk in the endangered Balearic shearwater

Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) Science Article 1 abstract Several demographic parameters of Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) were estimated and used to model extinction probabilities for the species, which is an endemic seabird confined to a Mediterranean archipelago. Adult survival was analyzed through capture-recapture models at two colonies free of adult predators during 1997-2002. Extinction probabilities […]

WINTERING DISTRIBUTION OF THE BALEARIC SHEARWATER (PUFFINUS YELKOUAN MAURETANICUS, Lowe 1921) OFF THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF SPAIN

Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) Science Article 2 abstract The taxonomic status of the Mediterranean Shearwater (Pufimuss yelkouan) is still under discussion (Altaba, 1993; Vittery,1994). The species is already clearly separated on from the Manx Shearwater. Ricard GUTIERREZ and Jordi FIGUEROLA, Ardeola(42)2, 1995 161-166 Download article download full text (pdf)

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Procellariidae | [latin] Puffinus yelkouan | [authority] Acerbi, 1827 | [UK] Yelkouan Shearwater | [FR] Puffin de Mediterranee | [DE] Mittelmeer-Sturmtaucher | [ES] Pardela Mediterranea | [NL] Yelkouanpijlstormvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Puffinus yelkouan AO Mediterranean Genus Until recently the shearwaters were devided in two genera Calonectris and Puffinus, […]