Bulweria fallax   Jouanin,  1955 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Hanne & Jens Eriksen

Size: 30-22 cm.

Color: Brownish black

Habits: Feeds alone far from land, flies fast and strongly in wide weaving sweeps close to the sea surface, glides into the channel between the waves from 15-20m above the sea.

Sexes alike. Pertrel with large and stout bill, bigger head, large and broad wings, long pointed tail, pale band across greater coverts.

Breeding season: April or May

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Jouanin's Petrel (English)
• Jouanin's Gadfly Petrel (English)
• Jouanin's Black Petrel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Squids
IUCN Status:  Near Threatened


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala, South Kerala INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Birds Oman Available at - http://www.birdsoman.com/
  • Pande S, Sant NR, Ranade SD, PednekarSN, Mestry PG, Kharat S S and Deshmukh V (2007) An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago: Assessment of threats to pelagic and other birds and recommendations Indian Birds 3(1) 2-12pp Available at - http://www.indianbirds.in/pdfs/An%20ornithological%20expedition.pdf
  • Kumar A, sati JP and Tak CK (2003) Checklist of Indian Waterbids Buceros Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetlands 8(1) 30pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%208%20(1).pdf
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1968) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford university press 1 1-368pp Available at - NIO

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