1174. Puffinus tenuirostris

1174. Slender-billed Shearwater.
PUFFINUS TENUIROSTRIS.
Puffinus tenuirostris (Temm.), Pl. Col. 587 (1835) ; (id.) and Schleg. Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 131, pl. 86 (1842) ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 267 (1890) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1066 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br, Mus. xxv. p. 338 ; Ridgway, p. 62 ; P. brevicaudus, Brandt, Icon. Russ. Av. Tab. vi. fig. 171 (1836) ; Gould, B. of Austral, vii. pl. 56.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from P. carneipes in having the upper parte paler with paler margins to the feathers ; under parts paler and more ashy in tinge ; the throat with a bluish tinge ; the breast and abdomen feathers with slightly paler margins ; under wing-coverts paler grey ; bill fleshy horn-colour ; tarsi and toes yellowish, outwardly darker. Culmen 2.3, from base of feathers 1.9, wing 12.5, tail 5.3, tarsus 2.5 inch.
Hab. Pacific Ocean north to Kamchatka and Alaska ; the Kurile Islands, Japan, and the coasts of Corea ; south to the Australian and New Zealand seas. Is said to spend the day out at sea and the night in its nest hole. Its flight is direct and very swift, and its food consists of small shrimps, crustaceans, and molluscs. Immense numbers breed on the islands in Bass’s Straits, nesting in holes burrowed in the ground, depositing late in November each a single white egg, which measures about 2.75 by 1.88.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1174. Puffinus tenuirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1174
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
853
Common name: 
Slender Billed Shearwater
M_ID: 
1835
M_CN: 
Short-tailed Shearwater
M_SN: 
Puffinus tenuirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10821

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