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Calonectris leucomelas (Temminck, 1836) – Streaked Shearwater

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Calonectris leucomelas (Temminck, 1836) – Streaked Shearwater. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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