Calonectris leucomelas (Temminck, 1836) - Streaked Shearwater

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inshore waters of the neritic zone and mostly forages on fish and squids. It is migratory, breeding colonially on offshore islands of Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and China during March-June and wintering in Australia, India, Philippines, and Vietnam (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:   

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the lastly recorded population size of approx. 3,000,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from predator attacks and climate change (BirdLife International 2018).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2018. Calonectris leucomelas . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22698172A132630766. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22698172A132630766.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Calonectris leucomelas (Temminck, 1836) – Streaked Shearwater. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/calonectris-leucomelas, accessed 2024/06/25.