Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) - HBW 1, p. 255
French: Puffin des Anglais
German: Schwarzschnabel Sturmtaucher
Spanish: Pardela Pichoneta
Taxonomy: Procellaria puffinus Brünnich, 1764, Faeroes and Norway.
Closely allied to P. yelkouan, P. huttoni, P. opisthomelas, P. auricularis and P. gavia, all of which have been considered races of present species. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Atlantic: islets off Massachusetts and Newfoundland; S Iceland S through Faeroes and British Isles to NW France; Azores though Madeira and Desertas Is to Canary Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An exhausted individual resting on the shoreline of an inland saline lagoon Locality Neumann's Flash, Northwich, Cheshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 14 September 2011 4 years ago 41 sec 3.9
A brief view of an individual in flight Locality Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 20 September 2012 2 years ago 6 sec 3.5
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A large flock of Shearwaters near Vestmannaeyjar lifting from the sea
Locality Reykjavík, Greater Reykjavík Region, Iceland
GunnarPettersson 14 June 2014 23 weeks ago 4.9
Adult sitting at the entrance to its burrow at night.
Locality Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Allan Hopkins 3 July 2013 2 years ago 4.7
In flight showing underwing
Locality Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain
ben lascelles 2 July 2005 5 years ago 4.2
Adult on ground at night.
Locality Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Great Britain
Allan Hopkins 3 July 2013 2 years ago 4
Bird in hand
Locality Cape Clear Island, County Cork, Ireland
Desmond Allen 1 August 1980 3 years ago 3.8
bird skimming the waves
Locality Scotland, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 9 August 2003 5 years ago 3.8