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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PROCELLARIIFORMES > PROCELLARIIDAE > BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER [Puffinus opisthomelas]


Black-vented Shearwater Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: November 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V1931 [3888 x 2592]

Black-vented Shearwater Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: November 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V1915 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-vented Shearwater Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: November 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V1929 [3888 x 2592]

Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: November 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V1890 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Orange County (pelagic waters), CA
GPS: 33.5N, -118.1W, depth=-762' MAP
Date: February 28, 2016
ID : B13K0763 [4896 x 3264]

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Black-vented Shearwater Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Orange County (pelagic waters), CA
GPS: 33.5N, -118.1W, depth=-762' MAP
Date: February 28, 2016
ID : B13K0803 [4896 x 3264]

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Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Orange County (pelagic waters), CA
GPS: 33.5N, -118.1W, depth=-762' MAP
Date: February 28, 2016
ID : B13K0782 [4896 x 3264]

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Black-vented Shearwater Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Orange County (pelagic waters), CA
GPS: 33.5N, -118.1W, depth=-762' MAP
Date: February 28, 2016
ID : B13K0791 [4896 x 3264]

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Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Orange County (pelagic waters), CA
GPS: 33.5N, -118.1W, depth=-762' MAP
Date: February 28, 2016
ID : B13K0888 [4896 x 3264]

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Black-vented Shearwater Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: November 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V1910 [3888 x 2592]

Black-vented Shearwater (Leucistic)
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: November 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V1983 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 4, 2008
ID : 7C2V8972 [3888 x 2592]

Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 4, 2008
ID : 7C2V9366 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 4, 2008
ID : 7C2V8914 [3888 x 2592]

Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 4, 2008
ID : 7C2V9245 [3888 x 2592]

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Black-vented Shearwater Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Tijuana (Coronado Islands), Mexico
GPS: 32.4N, -117.2W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 4, 2008
ID : 7C2V9420 [3888 x 2592]

Black-vented Shearwater Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Santa Cruz Island, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -119.7W, elev=600' MAP
Date: September 29, 2001
ID : 0570 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomlas) is a species of seabird. The bird is 30-38 cm in size, with a 76-89 cm wingspan. Formerly considered a subspecies of the Manx Shearwater, its actual relationships are unresolved.

This species is pelagic, occurring in the Pacific Ocean. It comes closer to land than most other shearwaters, so it sometimes can be seen from shore. It predominantly nests on offshore islands off the Baja California, namely Isla de Guadalupe, Islas San Benito and Isla Natividad. It is fairly common off the United States coast of central and southern California during the country's colder months.

Black-vented Shearwater is thought to feed on mainly small fish. This bird nests in burrows and caves; it is a colonial nester.

In the past, this bird had been threatened by feral cats and other predators on its breeding islands, but the problem seems to have been largely eliminated. There is some loss of birds from commercial gill netting, and the species is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN mainly due to the uncertain impact it of the expanding fishing industry.



                                     




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