Tag: Corys Shearwater

The first two cases of melanism in Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea

Corys Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) Science Article 2 abstract Although aberrant colourations occur in a great variety of animal species, their frequency of occurrence is low. Here, we report the first two observations of melanistic Cory’s Shearwaters Calonectris diomedea, in the Azores archipelago and on the Canary Islands. Because dark plumages may be associated with subordinate […]

Corys Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Procellariidae | [latin] Calonectris diomedea | [authority] Scopoli, 1769 | [UK] Corys Shearwater | [FR] Puffin cendre | [DE] Gelbschnabel-Sturmtaucher | [ES] Pardela Cenicienta | [NL] Kuhls Pijlstormvogel Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Until recently the shearwaters were devided in two genera Calonectris and Puffinus, but based on dna-analysis Penhallurick and Wink […]