Puffinus carneipes   Gould,  1844 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Chris Collins

Size: 41-45 cm.

Color: Brown

Habits: Mainly feeds by diving after the prey underwater, occasionally by surface capturing.

Sexes alike. A large, sooty brown shearwater with pale fleshy pink dill with dark tip, fleshy pink legs and feet, commonly a silvery grey patch at the base of primaries, dark underwing, shorter and rounded tail.

Breeding season: September or October

Synonym (s)
Procellaria carneipes (Gould, 1844

Common Name (s)
• Flesh-footed Shearwater (English)
• Brown-headed Gull (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(Bycatch form the expanding tuna fishing industry.)

Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Small fish and squid
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• South 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
  • oceanwanderers.com Available at - http://www.oceanwanderers.com/
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%206%20(1).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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1968) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford university press 1 1-368pp Available at - NIO
  • 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
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

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