Length: 19 in Wingspan: 3-4 feet Weight: 1-2 lbs
The largest North American shearwater. Clean light underwing. Yellow/orange bill and dark brown head/neck.
Nest on the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Winter mainly off south Africa. From June through October, few birds wander open ocean waters along the eastern US.
Breeding Cory’s Shearwaters tend to forage near their breeding colonies, so birds spotted off the eastern US are likely immature or non-breeding.
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