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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
Cory's Shearwater adult incubating the egg and details of the bill Locality Tremiti Islands, Foggia Province, Puglia (Apulia) Region, Italy (ssp diomedea)
Pierandrea Brichetti 16 June 1999 10 weeks ago 49 sec 4.7
Bird breeding in a burrow Locality Faial, Azores
Wendeln 13 July 2007 1 year ago 37 sec 4.6
A bird on the beach Locality Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores
Christian Dortu 1 November 2008 5 years ago 42 sec 4.5
Release, by local people, on the beach, of an individual after crashing into a window Locality Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores
Christian Dortu 1 November 2008 5 years ago 35 sec 3.6
Several birds in flight and one of them resting on the water surface then taking off Locality Pico, Azores (ssp borealis)
Joe Angseesing 20 July 2001 5 years ago 38 sec 3.5
following ferry Locality Bastia, Corsica, France (ssp diomedea)
Martin Kennewell 5 June 2005 2 years ago 37 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 19 photos
A bird ready to nest
Locality Puglia (Apulia) Region, Italy (ssp diomedea)
raniero massoli-novelli 1 June 2008 3 years ago 4.3
Cory's Shearwater adult on the nest adorned with many feathers
Locality Tremiti Islands, Foggia Province, Puglia (Apulia) Region, Italy (ssp diomedea)
Pierandrea Brichetti 26 May 1992 12 weeks ago 4.2
This is one of many Cory's feeding amidst a group of dolhpins and it came close to our Zodiac off Pico.
Locality Pico, Azores (ssp borealis)
Gerard Visser 12 June 2009 3 years ago 4.1
A bird in flight, this specie called as "Scopoli's Shearwater"
Locality Strait of Bonifacio, Corsica, France (ssp diomedea)
Lars Petersson 10 April 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Bird in flight (right) off Barcelona, along with Balearic shearwater (Puffinus (yelkouan) mauretanicus) in the background -left)
Locality Barcelona City, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp diomedea)
Pep Arcos 1 June 2008 35 weeks ago 4
three specimens at open sea
Locality Ventotene Island, Pontine Islands, Lazio Region, Italy
Marco Valentini 21 April 2013 44 weeks ago 4