Corys Shearwater

Breeding / Distribution

Cory's Shearwaters breed on islands and cliffs in the Mediterranean. An isolated population also exists along the  Atlantic coast of Iberia.   Most of them winter  in the Atlantic as far north as the south-western coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.

Description

The Cory's Shearwater measures 45 - 56 cm in length and has a wingspan of  112 - 126 cm.

The plumage above is brownish-grey.  Below they are white.  The bill is yellowish.

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Corys Shearwater

Corys Shearwater

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Regions
alabama
atlanticcoast
california
connecticut
cuba
delaware
florida
georgia
gulf coast
labrador
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mississippi
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
oklahoma
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
vermont
virginia
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Oceans
Color
brown
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species