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 36 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 6 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 29 photos
Locality Punta del Cap de Creus, Cap de Creus, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Fran Trabalon 7 May 2007 7 weeks ago 4.8
Cory's shearwater in the nest with a young chick.
Locality Selvagem Grande Island, Savage Islands, Madeira, Madeira Islands (ssp Calonectris diomedea borealis)
Pedro Lourenço 30 July 2012 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.6
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 1 year ago 4.4
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 38 weeks ago 4.3
Adult at colony at night
Locality Raso Island, Cape Verde (ssp edwardsii)
Miguel Lecoq 10 July 2010 9 weeks ago 4.3
Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)
Locality La Palma, Canary Islands
Jacques Erard 15 July 2013 20 weeks ago 4.2