1172. Puffinus leucomelas

1172. Japanese Shearwater.
PUFFINUS LEUCOMELAS.
Puffinus leucomelas, Temm. Pl. Col. 587 (1836) ; id. and Schleg. Faun. Jap. Aves, pl. 85 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 264 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 370 ; Ridgway, p. 62.
Ad. (Japan). Crown, nape, sides of head and of neck white closely striped and marked with blackish brown ; hind neck, upper parts, wings and tail deep brown, the dorsal feathers with narrow greyish white or greyish brown margins ; some of the upper tail-coverts tipped with white ; under parts and axillaries white ; under wing-coverts near the edge of the wing with dark discs ; bill horn-colour ; legs and feet flesh-coloured, the outer toe darker. Culmen 2.35, from the base of the feathers 2.0, wing 12.6, tail 5.4, lateral feathers 1.6 shorter than the middle ones, tarsus 1.85 middle toe with claw 2.5 inch.
Hab. The seas of Japan and Corea, southwards to the Philippines, N. Borneo, Moluccas, and the northern coast of Australia.
I find nothing on record respecting the habits or nidification of this species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1172. Puffinus leucomelas
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1172
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
852
Common name: 
Japanese Shearwater
M_ID: 
1827
M_CN: 
Streaked Shearwater
M_SN: 
Calonectris leucomelas
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10443

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