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Genus: Puffinus


As typical Tubenoses, these birds have tubes where nostrils normally are, as well as webbed feet. The bill shape is characteristic: compared to for example a Pterodroma, this bill is equally wide at the nostrils but 60% longer.


Puffinus is a genus in the family Procellariidae.
The species of the genus Ardenna were formerly included here.

Genus Puffinus viewedit
P. nativitatis Christmas Shearwater
P. subalaris Galapagos Shearwater
P. puffinus Manx Shearwater
P. yelkouan Yelkouan Shearwater
P. mauretanicus Balearic Shearwater
P. huttoni Hutton's Shearwater
P. auricularis Townsend's Shearwater
P. newelli Newell's Shearwater
P. myrtae Rapa Shearwater
P. bryani Bryan's Shearwater
P. opisthomelas Black-vented Shearwater
P. gavia Fluttering Shearwater
P. assimilis Little Shearwater
P. baroli Barolo Shearwater
P. boydi Boyd's Shearwater
P. lherminieri Audubon's Shearwater
P. bailloni Tropical Shearwater
P. persicus Persian Shearwater
P. heinrothi Heinroth's Shearwater