Cape Verde Shearwater

Calonectris edwardsii

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

CVSH

Code 6

CALEDW

ITIS

HEAD

Cape Verde Shearwater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Cape Verde Shearwater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 39 cm (15.5 in)
  • Weight: 708 g (25 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Cape Verde Shearwater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates series of rapid stiff wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 97-104 cm (38-41 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark brown
  • Leg Color: Pink
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