Cory's Shearwater

Calonectris borealis

Summary 7

The Cory's shearwater (Calonectris borealis) is a large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. This bird is named after the American ornithologist Charles B. Cory.

Range description 8

Calonectris diomedea breeds in Algeria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain (excluding the Canary Islands), Tunisia and Turkey (Derhé 2012). The majority of the population spends the non-breeding season in the Atlantic, including areas off the west coast of Africa and east coast of Brazil (Péron et al. 2012). The global population is thought to be in slow decline overall, although more research is required (Derhé 2012, Carboneras et al. 2013).

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