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Christmas Shearwater Puffinus nativitatis



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Christmas Shearwater
eBird range map for Christmas Shearwater

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in 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.

Distribution outside the Americas

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

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: