1171. Puffinus kuhli

1171. Mediterranean Shearwater.
PUFFINUS KUHLI.
Puffinus kuhli (Boie), Isis, 1835, p. 257 ; Dresser, viii. p. 513, pl. 615, fig. 2 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 375 ; Ridgway, p. 59 ; P. cinereus, Gould, B. of E. v. pl. 445 ; P. borealis. Cory, Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club. vi. p. 84 (1881) ; Ridgway, p. 59 ; P. major (nec. Temm.), Hewitson, ii. p. 516, pl. cxliv. fig. 3.
Puffin cendre, French ; Pardella de bico branco, Portug. ; Berta- maggiore, Ital. ; Ciefa, Maltese.
Ad. (Algerian coast). Upper parts cinereous brown, the sides of the head and neck paler and greyer ; back and wing-coverts with paler margins ; wings and tail blackish brown ; under parts pure white ; under tail-coverts mottled at the edge ; bill livid yellowish, brownish horn towards the point ; legs and feet livid yellowish ; iris dark brown. Culmen 2.8, wing 13.6, tail 5.6, tarsus 2.1 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. The Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean from the Massachusetts coast to Madeira and the Canaries ; Kerguelen Island. In habits it does not differ from P. anglorum. It nests on the islands of the Mediterranean and in the Canaries, depositing, in holes in the ground or crannies in the cliffs, a single white egg, measuring about 2.61 by 1.73.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1171. Puffinus kuhli
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1171
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
852
Common name: 
Mediterranean Shearwater
M_ID: 
1828
M_CN: 
Scopoli's Shearwater
M_SN: 
Calonectris diomedea
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10539

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