Barolo Shearwater

Puffinus baroli

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

BASH

Code 6

PUFBAR

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

1



Incubation Days:

52 - 58



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

Under grassy tussock or in crevice of rock or cliff.



Nest Material:

Burrow without lining.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Barolo Shearwater: Tiny shearwater with dark brown upperparts and white underparts; dark cap extends only to eye. Sexes are similar. Formerly called the Little Shearwater. Name changed to Barolo Shearwater in 2014 by the American Ornithologist Union.

Range and Habitat

Barolo Shearwater: This species breeds on scattered islands on the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere. It roams widely in the Southern Hemisphere or eastern Atlantic Ocean in the nonbreeding season. It is a very rare vagrant to North America, having been recorded three times on the Atlantic Coast near the Carolinas and Maine.

Breeding and Nesting

Barolo Shearwater: Nests in colonies on rocky or grassy islands. Lays one white egg in burrow or rock crevice. Both parents incubate for 52 to 58 days, alternating every 2 days. Chick flies at 70 to 75 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Barolo Shearwater: Feeds on fish, squid, and crustaceans. Dives and swims for food, also picks food off surface of water, pattering with feet across water while holding wings above back.

Vocalization

Barolo Shearwater: Silent at sea.

Similar Species

Barolo Shearwater: Audubon Shearwater is slightly larger, has a dark face, and more dark coloration on its underwings.

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