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

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Apr 16, 2001 © William Hull  Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts, USA - Jul 28, 2002 © Glen Tepke  Atlantic Ocean off Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA - Jul 13, 2003 © Glen Tepke  Atlantic Ocean off Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA - Jul 13, 2003 © Glen Tepke  Atlantic Ocean east of Orleans, Massachusetts, USA - Jun 11, 2005 © Glen Tepke 
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
Select additional thumbnail page to view 4 more images.

Range

Circumpolar; Southern Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, s. Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean;
Breeds on is. off Argentina (Staten, Wollaston, Deceit, Falkland Is.) and Chile (Chiloe Is.) to s. Peru, se. Australia (New South Wales), se. Tasmania, s. New Zealand (South Island and is. in the Foveaux Strait), Stewart, Snares, Auckland, Campbell, Chatham, Antipodes, Macquarie Is.
Ranges to s. and e. Australia (s. Queensland, New South Wales (Wollongong), Victoria, South Australia and s. Western Australia), Tasmania and n. New Zealand n. to Three Kings Is, Banks Peninsula and Otago Peninsula and s. to iceberg belt (67S). Some birds remain in n. hemisphere during s. summer.
In s. winter, it concentrates in n. Pacific Ocean from Sea of Okhotsk e. to Gulf of Alaska and disperses throughout Atlantic, Pacific and s. Indian Oceans to Alaska (Aleutians), Japan, Marshall, Hawaiian, Cook, Society, Fiji, Tonga, Marquesas Is., Kiribati, Brazil (Bahia), Uruguay, Ecuador (Galapagos), Colombia, Panama, Mexico (Baja), e. and w. United States and Canada (n. to Newfoundland), ex. s. Greenland, s. Iceland, w. Europe including Norway, the British Isles (Ireland, Scotland, England), France, Spain, Portugal, w. and s. Africa from Morocco, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia to South Africa, Amsterdam and St. Paul Is. and s. to Antarctica.
___________________________________________________________________________________
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: s. Greenland, n. LAB, NFD, NSC, se. NBR, MAE, NHP, MAS, RID, NYK (Long Island), NJY, DEL, MYD, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA, CAL, ORG, WAS, BCO, ALK (Aleutians).

Videos

No videos are available for this species

Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Kiwi Wildlife Tours

References

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

Comments/Errors

Please email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.


If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.