Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas


Carboneras, C. 1992. Procellariidae (Petrels and Shearwaters). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 216-257. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Everett, W. T.; Anderson, D. W. 1991. Status and conservation of the breeding seabirds on offshore Pacific islands of Baja California and the Gulf of California. In: Croxall, J.P. (ed.), Seabird status and conservation: a supplement, pp. 115-139. International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

Keitt, B. S. 1998. Ecology and conservation biology of the Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomelas) on Natividad Island, Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California Sur, México. Thesis. M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Keitt, B. S., B. R. Tershy and D. A. Croll. 2003. Breeding biology and conservation of the Black‐vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas. Ibis 145(4): 673-680.

Keitt, B. S.; Henry, R. W.; Aguirre, A.; Garcia, C.; Mendoza, L. L.; Hermosillo, M. A.; Tershy, B.; Croll, D. 2006. Impacts of introduced cats (Felis catus) on the Guadalupe island ecosystem. In: Prado, G. K. S., Peters, E. (ed.), Taller sobre la restauración y conservación de Isla Guadalupe: memorias., pp. 10. Instituto Nacional de Ecología, Mexico City.

Keitt, B. S.; Wilcox, C.; Tershy, B. R.; Croll, D. A.; Donlan, C. J. 2002. The effect of feral cats on the population viability of black-vented shearwaters (Puffinus opisthomelas) on Natividad Island, Mexico. Animal Conservation 5(3): 217-223.

Keitt, B.S.; Tershy, B. R.; Croll, D. A. 2004. Nocturnal behavior reduces predation pressure on Black-vented Shearwaters Puffinus opisthomelas. Marine Ornithology 32: 173-178.

Velarde, E.; Ruiz, E. A.; Aguilar, A.; Gallo, J. P. 2015. Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas nesting in the Gulf of California: a major revision of breeding range. Marine Ornithology 43: 249-254.

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BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Puffinus opisthomelas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022.