• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Bryan's Shearwater - BirdForum Opus

Stub.png This article is incomplete.
This article is missing one or more sections. You can help the BirdForum Opus by expanding it.

Puffinus bryani


This species was described in 2011 based on a specimen collected in 1963.
It's the smalles shearwater. The plumage is black and white, the bill black or blue-grey and the legs are blue.


The specimen was found on Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Birds collected in Ogasawara Islands (south of Japan) have been proved to belong to this species too.
The breeding grounds are not known.


This is a monotypic species.
It's distantly related to Boyd's Shearwater.



External Links