Birds of Colombia

    PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters & Diving Petrels)  
Genus: Puffinus (1 species, 21 worldwide)

Genus Puffinus, typical Shearwaters, are fish-eating pelagic birds (feeding far from shore) ranging from 30-45 cm.. Shearwaters use stiff wings to glide low over the water. Many species can plunge-dive for fish.

Audubon's Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri)
North Carolina, United States  
Photograph by Dominic Sherony     Copyright and usage info

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