Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Galapagos Shearwater split from Audubon's Shearwater

As per expectations foreseen in Steve Howell's new seabirds book, the A.O.U. published the official split of the Galapagos Shearwater off western Mexico from other forms of Audubon's Shearwaters in the Atlantic.

The Galapagos Shearwater isn't listed or even mentioned in the new National Geographic guide (6th Edition), but the map for Audubon's Shearwater shows the range in western Mexico, which now refers to Galapagos Shearwater.

The Galapagos Shearwater is unlikely to occur in the United States, but seabirders should be aware--just in case!

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