Townsend's Shearwater Puffinus auricularis


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Carboneras, C., Jutglar, F. and Kirwan, G.M. 2014. Townsend's Shearwater (Puffinus auricularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Everett, W.T.; Pitman, R.L. 1993. Status and conservation of shearwaters in the North Pacific. In: Vermeer, K.; Briggs, K.T.; Morgan, K.H.; Siegel-Causey, D. (ed.), The status, ecology, and conservation of marine birds of the North Pacific, pp. 93-100. Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa.

Howell, S. N. G.; Webb, S. 1990. The seabirds of Las Islas Revillagigego, Mexico. Wilson Bulletin 102: 140-146.

Martinez-Gomez, J.E. and Jacobsen, J.K. 2004. The conservation status of Townsend's shearwater Puffinus auricularis auricularis. Biological Conservation 116(1): 35-47.

Ortiz-Alcaraz, A.; Aguirre-Muñoz, A.; Arnaud, G.; Galina-Tessaro, P.; Rojas-Mayoral, E.; Méndez-Sánchez, F.; Ortega-Rubio, A. 2017. Progress in the eradication of the feral cat (Felis catus) and recovery of the native fauna on Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Therya 8: 3-9.

Santaella, L.; Sada, A. M. 1991. The avifauna of the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico: additional data and observations. Wilson Bulletin 103: 668-675.

Spear, L. B.; Ainley, D. G.; Nur, N.; Howell, S. N. G. 1995. Population size and factors affecting at-sea distributions of four endangered Procellariids in the tropical Pacific. Condor 97: 613-638.

Wanless, R. M.; Aguirre-Muñoz, A.; Angel, A.; Jacobsen, J. K.; Keitt, B. S.; McCann, J. 2009. Birds of Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(4): 745-751.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Puffinus auricularis. Downloaded from on 16/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/10/2021.