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Puffinus nativitatis

Christmas Shearwater

  • Order: Procellariiformes
  • Family: Procellariidae

Authors: Ramos-Ordoñez, M.F., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González & M.C. Arizmendi

Distribution

The Americas

It distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Pacific Ocean.

It is considered a common species on breeding sites. It is an uncommon to frequent visitor (April - September) from Michoacán to Guatemala, also has been registered in Clipperton. Global population has been estimated in approximately 150,000 individuals.

Outside the Americas

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Habitat

Are pelagic, comes ashore only to breed. It nests on islands of the central Pacific.

Historical changes

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Fossil history

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Recommended Citation

Ramos-Ordoñez, M.F., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González & M.C. Arizmendi. 2010. Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=102396