Baking: Cory’s Shearwater

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Calonectris diomedea

Length: 19 in Wingspan: 3-4 feet Weight: 1-2 lbs

Identification:

The largest North American shearwater. Clean light underwing. Yellow/orange bill and dark brown head/neck.

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Distribution:

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.

Cool Facts:

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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References:

Audubon Field Guide

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