Bird Families of the World

Great Shearwater

Many Petrels, Shearwaters have breeding populations of over several million pairs; others number fewer than 200 birds.  Several species are threatened by introduced species attacking adults and chicks in breeding colonies and by long-line fisheries.

The family is Procellariidae

There are 96 species placed in 16 genera

So far I have photographed 7 different species.

To make it easier you can find the genus name combined with the species name (visible when displaying the photograph)

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Updated 03/06/2020


Macronectes Photographed 2 species of 2
Fulmarus Photographed 1 specie of 2
Ardenna Photographed 1 specie of 21
Procellaria Photographed 1 specie of 5
Calonectris Photographed 1 specie of 3
Ardenna Photographed 1 specie of 7