Tropical shearwater

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Baillon's Shearwater)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tropical shearwater
Pétrel de Barau .jpg
in Réunion
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Puffinus
P. bailloni
Binomial name
Puffinus bailloni
(Bonaparte, 1857)

5, see text

The tropical shearwater (Puffinus bailloni) is a seabird in the family Procellariidae formerly considered conspecific with Audubon's shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri).[2]


There are five listed subspecies of the tropical shearwater:[2]


The tropical shearwater is found in the tropical parts of the western Indian Ocean from east Africa to southern India and in similar regions of the Pacific from just to the southeast of Japan to French Polynesia.[3][4]


The total population has not been definitively quantified. Subspecies P. b. dichrous is estimated to number 1,000–10,000 pairs on the Line Islands and 10,000–100,000 pairs on the Phoenix Islands, with the nominate subspecies thought to number 3,000–5,000 pairs on Réunion and fewer than 100 individuals on Europa (reviewed by Brooke 2004), though it is thought there are many more breeding colonies on other islands in the Pacific. The population seems to be stable.[5]


  1. ^ Birdlife International (2014). "Puffinus bailloni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b "Loons, penguins, petrels". International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
  3. ^ Redman, N.; Stevenson, T.; Fanshawe, J. (2016). Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra - Revised and Expanded Edition. Princeton Field Guides. Princeton University Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-691-17289-7. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  4. ^ "Puffinus bailloni range map". International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
  5. ^ "Puffinus bailloni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2015-01-15.