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  Sooty Shearwater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae.
Sooty Shearwaters breed on small islands in the south Pacific and south Atlantic Oceans, mainly around New Zealand, the Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego.
In New Zealand, Sooty Shearwater (or Tītī) are traditionally harvested each year by the native Maori.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sooty_Shearwater   (347 words)

 Sooty Shearwater -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) is a medium-large (Long-winged oceanic bird that in flight skims close to the waves) shearwater in the (A bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.) seabird family (Petrels; fulmars; shearwaters;) Procellariidae.
This shearwater is identifiable by its dark (The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds) plumage.
In New Zealand, Sooty Shearwater (or Tītī) are traditionally harvested each year by the native (The Oceanic language spoken by the Maori people in New Zealand) Maori.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/so/sooty_shearwater.htm   (392 words)

Shearwaters, fulmars and petrels are in the same family of birds, and share a characteristic flight pattern -- a series of rapid wingbeats followed by a glide.
Formerly called the slender-billed shearwater, the diagnostic marks are the narrow bill and high steep forehead leading to a rounded head.
When the sooty shearwater stretched its wings, the light color of the underwing was clearly visible.
www.birdingamerica.com /California/pelagic/shearwaters.htm   (401 words)

 AllRefer.com - shearwater (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
shearwater, common name for members of the family Procellariidae, gull-like sea birds related to the petrel and the albatross and including the fulmar.
Shearwaters are found on unfrozen saltwaters all over the world, with 35 species in North America.
Shearwaters are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Procellariiformes, family Procellariidae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/shearwat.html   (259 words)

 * Shearwater - (Bird): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Manx Shearwater breeds on islands and coastal cliffs in the North Atlantic...
The name shearwater is applied to that sub-division of the Procellariidae (petrel) family whose members have a skimming flight pattern, a flap and rapid glide, close to the surface of the sea...
Usually petrels, albatrosses, and shearwaters lay 1 egg, auks and vultures lay 1 or 2, terns and gulls 2-3, shorebirds and cormorants 3-4,...
www.bestknows.com /bird/shearwater.html   (359 words)

 Sooty Shearwater, Puffinus griseus - South Seas Companion Natural Phenomenon
The Sooty shearwater is a pelagic bird, that is, a bird that lives in open oceans and normally only come ashore to breed.
Sooty Shearwaters are migratory birds common in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, where they range from the Antartic pack ice to North of the equator.
In New Zealand, the Sooty Shearwater is known as the Oi or Mutton Bird.
southseas.nla.gov.au /biogs/P000112b.htm   (251 words)

 Separation of Sooty and Short-tailed Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters are usually not very interested in chum (fish scraps and beef fat tossed from the boat to attract seabirds).
On this Short-tailed Shearwater notice that the pale wing linings form an extensive panel, extending onto the base of the primaries and especially onto the marginal coverts to the leading edge of the inner wing--something almost never shown by Sooty Shearwaters.
The silvery wing feathers of the Sooty Shearwater are restricted to the greater and median coverts--especially on the primaries.
thebirdguide.com /pelagics/book/id_sosh_stsh.htm   (1423 words)

 Dark-bellied shearwater identification
The Sooty Shearwater is the bird in the eastern Pacific to compare with all other shearwaters, fulmars, and larger petrels.
Sooty Shearwaters are sooty gray-brown, similar, as you would expect from their name, to fireplace soot.
Short-tailed Shearwaters really do have shorter tails and their feet extend well past the tail, but this is only a minor supporting mark, as other shearwaters can position their feet to appear longer than tail.
thebirdguide.com /pelagics/id_sosh.htm   (1205 words)

 Annotated List of the Seabirds of the World -- Short-tailed Shearwater
In Sooty Shearwater, the palest part of the underwing are the primary coverts, which contain extensive areas of pure white sharply contrasting with dark streaks.
In Short-tailed Shearwaters, the center of the underwing may be uniform grey/brown or have the white restricted to the middle of the secondary underwing coverts.
Hundreds of thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) and Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) pass through the narrow breaks in the central and eastern Aleutians to reach their feeding and molting grounds in the Bering Sea.
www.oceanwanderers.com /ShorttailShear.html   (478 words)

 Nearctica - Natural History - Birds of Eastern North America - Fulmars, Petrels, and Shearwaters - Sooty Shearwater
The Sooty Shearwater is a uniform dark brown dorsally.
Overwintering Range: After the breeding season, Sooty Shearwaters begin a lengthy around the world migration, arriving off the eastern and western coasts of North America in May and June, and returning to the breeding grounds in November.
Habitat: The Sooty Shearwater is a pelagic bird spending almost all of its life, except during the breeding season, on the open ocean.
www.nearctica.com /birds/tubenose/Pgrise.htm   (307 words)

 Birds of Nova Scotia - Sooty Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Sooty Shearwaters are regular in offshore waters from late May to September, peak numbers being reached in August.
All plumages: Sooty brown above and below, darkest on upper wings and tail; bill fl and more slender than that of the Greater Shearwater; underwing linings are grayish white.
Remarks These birds outnumber Greater Shearwaters when the two species first arrive here in May, but the ratio is soon reversed as the Sooty Shearwaters quickly pass on to the eastern Atlantic.
museum.gov.ns.ca /mnh/nature/nsbirds/bns0015.htm   (239 words)

 New England Seabirds - Shearwater, Northern Fulmar
The flight of the shearwaters (and Northern Fulmar) espeically with some decent sized waves is both beautiful and remarkable.
Two of the five shearwaters seen in New England waters are southern hemisphere breeders: Greater and Sooty.
Cory's Shearwater breeds in the Mediterranean and on islands on the east side of the Atlantic.
www.neseabirds.com /shearwater.htm   (279 words)

 Birding Breaks(sm): Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater ID
I am by no means an expert on Pacific shearwaters and have never seen Short-tailed, but I think the comparison is awesome and shows the subtle differences in stucture and pattern of light and dark on the head/face very well.
I guess the shearwater on the left is a Short-tailed and the one on the right is a Sooty.
The right bird (Sooty) looks large-headed, large-billed, chunky, has a relatively flat crown and low forehead, and enough of the left underwing is visible to show the typical contrasting white area mainly on the secondary coverts.
www.virtualbirder.com /ncal/shearwaterid.html   (1345 words)

 Nearctica - Natural History - Birds of Eastern North America - Fulmars, Petrels, and Shearwaters - Greater Shearwater
The white neck of the Greater Shearwater wraps around the back of the neck cutting off a dark brown crown that contrast sharply with the pure white neck and side of the head.
The bill of the Greater Shearwater is dark, not yellow as in Cory's Shearwater.
The Sooty Shearwater is uniformly brown above and below (although with some white in the center of the wings) and lacks the white throat, breat, and belly of the Greater Shearwater.
www.nearctica.com /birds/tubenose/Pgravis.htm   (374 words)

 The BirdWeb - Species Description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Sooty Shearwaters are widespread at sea and concentrate around upwellings, where cold and warm water masses meet, and over the continental shelf in cooler waters.
Found in open ocean and coastal regions, the Sooty Shearwater is the most abundant shearwater, with huge flocks often numbering in the thousands, especially in the fall.
In spring, summer, and fall, Sooty Shearwaters are very common along the outer coast, although they are very rare in the winter.
www.birdweb.org /birdweb/species.asp?id=24   (777 words)

Puffinus griseus, common names Tïtï and Sooty Shearwater, are important keystone species in the southern hemisphere where they breed and in the northern hemisphere where they migrate and forage.
The Rakiura Tïtï Restoration Project seeks to repair the injury to Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) caused by the T/V Command oil spill in 1998 off the central coast of California by eradication of introduced rats from breeding colonies on four southern islands of New Zealand.
The trans-Pacific pre-breeding migration of 12 Sooty Shearwaters captured and outfitted with satellite radio-transmitters near Pismo Beach, CA Track lines show direct movements from California toward New Zealand and as far south as 60 degrees, near the Antarctic convergence.
www.oikonos.org /projects/titi.htm   (1048 words)

 Annotated List of the Seabirds of the World -- Sooty Shearwater
Charles Darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle.
Figure 1 Dorsal view of a Sooty Shearwater photographed on 23 August 1999 during a Shearwater Journeys trip to the Cordell Bank, California.
Warham, J. (1964) Marked Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus in the Northern Hemisphere.
www.oceanwanderers.com /SootyShear.html   (478 words)

 Sooty shearwater - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Sooty shearwater - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The sooty shearwater is a seabird, that is smaller than a herring gull.
It is a large shearwater, with dark brown body and wings and long wings.
www.rspb.org.uk /birds/guide/s/sootyshearwater/index.asp   (174 words)

 SOOTY SHEARWATER MIGRATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus; Family Procellariidae) is a long-lived, wide-ranging pelagic seabird, that nests on sub-Antarctic islands off New Zealand, Tasmania, and Chile.
Off California, Sooty Shearwaters are the most abundant, and perhaps the most conspicuous seabird during May to September.
During May through September, shearwaters that have migrated here from breeding colonies in New Zealand* and Chile spend considderable time (>2 months) in these waters feeding on abundant and predictable concentrations of prey (e.g.
www.wadedoak.com /_disc1/000003df.htm   (383 words)

 Jones--Mainland sooty shearwater distribution
Sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) breeding colonies on mainland South Island, New Zealand: evidence of decline and predictors of persistence
Abstract A survey of 170 km of the mainland Otago coastline was carried out in the 1997/98 breeding season in order to determine the current status of breeding colonies of sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus).
Sooty shearwaters seem to be able to withstand habitat modification, but most of the small colonies recorded in this survey are unlikely to survive without predator control.
www.rsnz.org /publish/nzjz/2000/39.php   (184 words)

 [SNC] Sooty Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is nice to know, though, that the sooty shearwater is such a noteworthy bird.
So, take pictures for yourself, and it is still something to talk about.
They have been > selected as the "Bird of the Month for July." So, please be on the > lookout and take pictures when you are out on the boats.
www.rain.org /pipermail/sanctuary-naturalist-corps/2002-June/000619.html   (174 words)

 Common Murre and Sooty Shearwater - Sept. 2004 meeting of ACS Monterey Bay
The annual arrival of millions of sooties to the California Current from distant breeding colonies off Chile, New Zealand, and Tasmania is regarded as a defining annual event in the eyes of local residents.
These impressive animals have flown almost half-way around the world to spend the summer feeding on shoaling fishes in order to recover from the cost of migration, and to renew their feathers in preparation for their return to breeding islands in the southern hemisphere.
Josh will share with you some exciting new research as he and his colleagues prepare to track the 6000-mile return migration of birds as they navigate their way across the vast ocean from Monterey Bay to southern hemisphere colonies.
www.starrsites.com /acsmb/meetings/mtg0409.htm   (387 words)

 New England Seabirds - Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
New England Seabirds - Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
Slightly smaller than Greater Shearwater, the Sooty shows no white when sitting on the water.
Notice the throat area is lighter and this extends to the underbody.
www.neseabirds.com /shearsooty.htm   (147 words)

 Hamilton--Sooty shearwater mainland colony threats
Abstract A specialised infra-red camera "burrowscope" was used to determine the burrow occupancy rate of sooty shearwaters at three Nugget Point colonies, two Taiaroa Head colonies and one Tuhawaiki Island colony in 1992/93, and the results compared to those given by less reliable methods.
Several years of monitoring reproductive and survival parameters are needed to verify the status of mainland colonies and the impacts of various possible threats to their survival and productivity.
Keywords sooty shearwater; Puffinus griseus; predation; burrow occupancy; methodology
www.rsnz.org /publish/nzjz/1998/37.php   (190 words)

 [CINC] Fw: [pacificseabirds] Sooty Shearwater satellite tracking
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 BirdForum - Italy: Sooty Shearwater at a Pelagic Trip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Among other birds (particularly gulls, Cory's and Mediterranean shearwaters) a Sooty Shearwater was identified and twitched by more than 60 birders.
This was the first-of-ever TRUE Pelagic Trip organized in Italy, using a lot of "chum" and waiting for the rarity !
This was the first time with a twitchable rarity during the annual meetings: the 9th Sooty Shearwater for Italy if accepted.
www.birdforum.net /printthread.php?t=3333   (118 words)

 Sooty Shearwater - Puffinus griseus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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