Pterodroma baraui   (Jouanin,  1964) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Procellariidae

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Description
Size: 38 cm

Color: Whitish forehead and dark grey cap, prominent blackish M-mark across upperwing, dark rump, tail contrasting with grey lower mantle and black dark patches on sides of breast, white underwing with black rebound shaped patch.

Habits: Generally feed in company of other seabirds near fishing boats.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Barau's Petrel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats
(The species is potentially threatened by climate change because it has a geographically bounded distribution: its altitudinal distribution falls entirely within 1,000 m of the highest mountain top within its range (3069 m).

Cat predation)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Fish and squids.
Predator:  cat, rat
IUCN Status:  Endangered

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Myers, P; Espinosa, R; Parr, CS; Jones, T; Hammond, GS and Dewey, TA (2006) Animal diversity web Available at - http://animaldiversity.org.
  • 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
  • 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; 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

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