1170. Puffinus griseus

1170. Sooty Shearwater.
PUFFINUS GRISEUS.
Puffinus griseus (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 564 (1788) ; Dresser, viii. p. 523, pl. 616, fig. 1 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 266 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 386 ; Saunders, p. 739 ; Lilford, vi. p. 138, pl. 59 ; Ridgway, p. 61 ; P. fuliginosus, Strickl. P.Z.S. 1832, p. 129 ; P. stricklandi, Ridgw. Manual, p. 61 (1896).
Male ad. (S. England). Upper parts sooty blackish brown with a choco┬Člate tinge, the head, lower back, wings, and tail darker, the dorsal feathers with faintly paler edges ; under parts greyer ; the chin and upper throat dark ashy grey ; under wing-coverts greyish white with dark shafts and marbled with brown ; bill brownish black, paler on the edge of the lower mandible ; outer portion of tarsus and outer toe blackish brown ; rest of legs and feet dull brownish ochreous ; iris dark brown. Gape 2.25, wing 11.85, tail 3.7, tarsus 2.22, middle toe 2.8 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Generally distributed throughout the seas of both hemispheres from the Faeroes and Banks of Newfoundland to the Cape of Good Hope and Straits of Magellan, and in the Pacific from California and the Kurile Islands to Australia. New Zealand, and the Auckland Islands. Breeds in the southern hemisphere. In habits this species does not differ from its allies. It nests in holes in the ground, depositing a single egg, white stained with reddish brown, which measures about 3.25 by 2.0.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1170. Puffinus griseus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1170
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
851
Common name: 
Sooty Shearwater
M_ID: 
1834
M_CN: 
Sooty Shearwater
M_SN: 
Puffinus griseus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10841

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