Observations on the flesh-footed shearwater

Raju, Aju K and Sreeram, Miriam Paul and Sreekumar, K M and Divya, K A and Vinod, K and Joshi, K K (2017) Observations on the flesh-footed shearwater. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (232). p. 35.

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    A dead specimen of the flesh- footed shearwater Ardenna carneipes (Gould, 1844) was collected on 21.07.2017 from Paravoor beach, Alappuzha district, Kerala. The bird had a total length of 40 cm (bill tip to tail tip) and a wingspan of 86 cm. The specimen was deposited in the National Designated Repository, ICAR- CMFRI, Kochi under the Accession No. Misc.36. The bird is distinguished from other shearwaters in this area, namely, the Persian shearwater, Audubon’s shearwater, Sooty shearwater, Wedge-tailed shearwater, Short-tailed shearwater and Streaked shearwater by its pale bill with distinct black tips. It also has darker underwings and a shorter rounded tail as compared to other shearwaters of the region. Its flight is described as “a stiff-winged glide interspersed with slow lazy flaps” (Kazmierczak, 2015, A field guide to the birds of the Indian Subcontinent, p.34).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: flesh- footed shearwater; Ardenna carneipes;Paravoor beach; Alappuzha; Kerala
    Subjects: Marine Birds
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 06:04
    Last Modified: 18 May 2018 06:04
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12743

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