Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea

  • Order: Procellariiformes
  • Family: Procellariidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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It nests in colonies. Both parents incubate the egg, alternating their roles about 6 days. The activity in the nest is at night.

The nest is placed in burrows, cracks and crevices; there are no specific materials in their construction. Puts 1 egg white. Incubation lasts 54 days. Chick takes first flight when 97 days old.

Recommended Citation

Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: