Puffinus persicus   Hume,  1872 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

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Size: 31 cm.

Color: Brownish.

Habits: Mainly feeds by pursuit after the prey underwater, follows fishing boats.

Slightly larger than Audubon's Shearwater, bill larger, narrow white ring around eyes, white streak behind eye, light grey neck, brownish axillaries and flanks.

Synonym (s)
Procellaria Iherminieri persica (Hume, 1873)

Common Name (s)
• Persian Shearwater (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Generally small fish.


• Baluchistan, Makran coast PAKISTAN
• Maharashtra, Mumbai coast INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Kerala INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna Coast INDIA (Record: 19/06/1984, 25/09/2001)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.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
  • Rthmc.net Available at - http://www.tabe3e.com/vb/index.php
  • 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
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1968) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford university press 1 1-368pp Available at - NIO
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

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