Birds of Brazil

    PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels)  
Genus: Puffinus (1 species, 21 worldwide)

Genus Puffinus, typical Shearwaters, are fish-eating pelagic birds (feeding far from shore) ranging from 30-45 cm.. Shearwaters use stiff wings to glide low over the water. Many species can plunge-dive for fish.

Manx Shearwater
Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
South Africa  
Photograph by Graham Searll   © All Rights Reserved.

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