White-faced Shearwater

This species is pelagic, but also occurs in inshore waters. It occurs in the Pacific Ocean, nesting in Japan and many of its offshore islands. After breeding, the Streaked Shearwater will migrate toward southern Australia. It has been reported well off the west coast of the United States.

The White-faced Shearwater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

First sight-record of White-faced Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas in Sri Lanka. Ardea 70:83. Van den Berg, A. B., Smeenk, C., Bosman, C. A. W., Haase, B. J. M., Van der Niet, A. M., and Cadee, G. C. 1990. Barau's Petrel Pterodroma barau'i, Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax and other seabirds in the northern Indian Ocean in June- July 1984 and 1985. Ardea 79:1-14. More

I saw three seawaters: White-faced Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas), Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris), and Pale-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes). White-faced shearwaters were saw early to mid-October. Their assemblages were seen many times. Short tailed sheawaters' assemblages were smaller than White-faced's one and a Pale-footed Shearwater was seen one of this assemblage (no photo). Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) were seen in offshore, and the assemblage contained over 100 individuals. More

as a WHITE-FACED SHEARWATER approached us. While passing a stream of floating garbage, we added to our list some more BRIDLED TERNS and two COMMON TERNS. At the third islet, we saw a huge flock of NORTHERN WHITE-RUMPED SWIFTS mixed with some HOUSE SWIFTS. More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Procellariidae
Genus : Calonectris
Species : leucomelas
Authority : (Temminck, 1835)