BALEARIC SHEARWATER

(Puffinis yelkouan)

Also known as Mediterranean Shearwater (C)
Previously known as Yelkouan Shearwater (6)

split from Manx Shearwater (H)

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Roberts VI / VII (  ) / 529
Clements 2000 11.0631
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-65(1)

 

A medium bird (32-38 cm), previously (and still by some) regarded as a sub-species of the Manx Shearwater (R38). It breeds in the Mediterranean Sea, and disperses throughout the Atlantic Ocean. It is a very rare vagrant to South Africa, with two specimens collected in the western Cape.  The specimens were from the sub-species P [y] mauretanicus

 

List of Stamps showing Yelkouan Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Spain 3551 3451 1999 100p