Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea


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Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the Sooty Shearwater from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database (http://www.seabirdtracking.org)

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Ardenna grisea. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sooty-shearwater-ardenna-grisea on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/02/2024.