Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris


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Carey, M.J. 2011. Intergenerational transfer of plastic debris by Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris). Emu 111(3): 229-234.

DeGange, A.R.; Day, R.H. 1991. Mortality of seabirds in the Japanese land-based gillnet fishery for salmon. The Condor 93(2): 251-258.

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Hyrenbach, K.D.; Baduini, C.L.; Hunt Jr, G.L. 2001. Line transect estimates of Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris mortality in the south-eastern Bering Sea, 1997-1999. Marine Ornithology 29(1): 11-18.

Peter, J.; Dooley, S. 2014. The fatal shore. Australian Birdlife 3(1): 24-27.

Rodríguez, A.; Burgan, G.; Dann, P.; Jessop, R.; Negro, J.J.; Chiaradia, A. 2014. Fatal attraction of Short-Tailed Shearwaters to artificial lights. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110114.

Toge, K.; Yamashita, R.; Kazama, K.; Fukuwaka, M.; Yamamura, O.; Watanuki, Y. 2011. The relationship between pink salmon biomass and the body condition of shorttailed shearwaters in the Bering Sea: can fish compete with seabirds? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1718): 2584-2590.

Uhlmann, S. 2003. Fisheries bycatch mortalities of sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) and short-tailed shearwaters (P. tenuirostris). DOC Science Internal Series 92, Department of Conservation, New Zealand.

Uhlmann, S.; Fletcher, D.; Moller, H. 2005. Estimating incidental takes of shearwaters in driftnet fisheries: lessons for the conservation of seabirds. Biological Conservation 123: 151-163.

Weimerskirch H, Cherel Y. 1998. Feeding ecology of shorttailed shearwaters: breeding in Tasmania and foraging in Antarctica? Mar Ecol Prog Ser 167: 261-234.

Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the Short-tailed Shearwater from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database (

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ardenna tenuirostris. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.