Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Cory's Shearwater
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Described by: Scopoli (1769)
Alternate common name(s): Mediterranean Shearwater, Atlantic Shearwater, Kuhl's Shearwater
Old scientific name(s): Puffinus diomedea, Puffinus kuhlii, Procellaria diomedea
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RangeAtlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea and ex. sw. Indian Ocean;
(1) the Mediterranean, s. Adriatic and Aegean on Is. off Spain (Balearic Is.), s. France, Tunisia, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, s. Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Malta (Ta' Cenc Cliffs), Crete, e. Turkey and the Near East.
(2) Azores, Madeira, Desertas, Canary Is. (Porto Santo, Salvages), Portugal (Berlengas).
Disperses to sw. Ireland and into the s. Atlantic Ocean along the coasts of Portugal, s. Spain, Morocco, Rio de Oro, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to winter off of Angola, Namibia, South Africa (e. to Natal) and into the sw. Indian Ocean mostly between 34-42°S as far as Marion, Amsterdam and St. Paul Is. It also occurs in the n. Red Sea (Elat), along the Atlantic coasts of Canada (se. Newfoundland, Nova Scotia), United States (s. to the n. Gulf of Mexico), West Indies (Bahamas), Brazil (Bahia) to Uruguay and n. Argentina.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: offshore from e. NSC, MAS (Cape Cod Bay), RID, NYK (Long Island), NJY, DEL, MYD, VIR to n. NCA (Cape Hatteras), then far offshore from SCA, GEO to FLA except off s. FLA where it occurs closer inshore again.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Massaciuccolis Oasis
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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