Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) - HBW 1, p. 251

French: Puffin cendré German: Gelbschnabel Sturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela Cenicienta
Other common names: Mediterranean/(North) Atlantic Shearwater

Taxonomy: Procellaria diomedea Scopoli, 1769, no locality; Tremiti Islands, Adriatic Sea.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • diomedea (Scopoli, 1769) - Mediterranean islands.
  • borealis (Cory, 1881) - Berlengas Is (WC Portugal) W to Azores and S to Canary Is.
  • edwardsii (Oustalet, 1883) - Cape Verde Is.