Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) - HBW 1, p. 255

French: Puffin de Méditerranée German: Mittelmeer Sturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela Mediterránea
Other common names: Mediterranean Shearwater; Levantine Shearwater (yelkouan); Balearic Shearwater (mauretanicus)

Taxonomy: Procellaria Yelkouan Acerbi, 1827, the Bosphorus, opposite Bujukdere.
Often placed in P. puffinus. Sometimes split into two species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • yelkouan (Acerbi, 1827) - S France and E Algeria to Turkey and Bulgaria.
  • mauretanicus Lowe, 1921 - Balearic Is (W Mediterranean).

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