The Great Shearwater – Ardenna gravis – is a large shearwater of Type – seabird, Family Procellariidae and Order Procellariiformes. It breeds on a few islands in the S Atlantic and is one of the few birds that breed in the S Hemisphere and Migrates to ‘winter’ in the N Hemisphere. This is executed as part of a large circulatory journey through both the S and N Atlantic oceans. In the AWB Region it is found in the Atlantic waters offshore of Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco, during late autumn.
Type - seabird - colonial, nests in small burrows or in open grass, Breeding Habitat - islands in the S Atlantic, Wintering Habitat - pelagic N and S Atlantic Oceans, gregarious and forms noisy feeding flocks, Order: Procellariiformes Family: Procellariidae Genus: Ardenna Species - Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater - Species - ebird.org Great Shearwater - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Great Shearwater - Species - nzbirdsonline.org.nz Great Shearwater - Species - animaldiversity.org Great Shearwater - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... Great Shearwater - Images - google.com Great Shearwater - Video - youtube.com Great Shearwater - Datazone - birdlife.org