Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Townsend's Shearwater (Puffinus auricularis) - HBW 1, p. 256

French: Puffin de Townsend German: Townsendsturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela de Townsend
Other common names: Newell's Shearwater (newelli)

Taxonomy: Puffinus auricularis C. H. Townsend, 1890, Clarión Island, Revillagigedo Group.
Sometimes considered race of P. puffinus. Race newelli has been classified as separate species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • newelli Henshaw, 1900 - Hawaii.
  • auricularis C. H. Townsend, 1890 - Revillagigedo Is (off W Mexico).

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