Tag: Puffinus yelkouan

The endemic Mediterranean yelkouan shearwaterPuffinus yelkouan: distribution, threats and a pleafor more data

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 1 abstract The endemic Mediterranean yelkouan shearwater Puffinus yelkouan, elevated to the rank of species in 2002, is poorly monitored and studied. Despite this lack of data and the susceptibility of closely related species to threats at breeding sites and foraging areas, the yelkouan shearwater is currently considered to […]

How can the Yelkouan shearwater survive feral cat predation?A meta-population structure as a solution?

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 3 abstract The Yelkouan shearwater, Puffinus yelkouan, is an endangered Mediterranean endemic species of burrowing petrel threatened by feral cats. The life-history parameters of a small population of Yelkouan shearwaters on the Mediterranean island, Port-Cros, were studied inconjunction with the diet of feral cats, to examine the birds’ vulnerability […]

Tracking of the Yelkouan Shearwater

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 2 abstract Over the past six months, the EU LIFE Yelkouan Shearwater Project has been undertaking fieldwork to fitelectronic devices to the Yelkouan Shearwaters to monitor their movements at sea. The tags are the latest intechnology for seabird tracking. This is the first time that such extensive research on […]

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Procellariidae | [latin] Puffinus yelkouan | [authority] Acerbi, 1827 | [UK] Yelkouan Shearwater | [FR] Puffin de Mediterranee | [DE] Mittelmeer-Sturmtaucher | [ES] Pardela Mediterranea | [NL] Yelkouanpijlstormvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Puffinus yelkouan AO Mediterranean Genus Until recently the shearwaters were devided in two genera Calonectris and Puffinus, […]