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  Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)





Great Shearwater | Puffinus gravis photo
Great Shearwater, Puffinus gravis, Location: Gulf Stream off of Hatteras, North Carolina, United States

Image by Patrick Coin - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Great Shearwater | Puffinus gravis photo
Great Shearwater, Puffinus gravis, Location: Gulf Stream off of Hatteras, North Carolina, United States

Image by Patrick Coin - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

GREAT SHEARWATER FACTS



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Procellariidae
Genus:Puffinus
Species:gravis
Common Name:Great Shearwater

Relatives in same Genus
  Bullers Shearwater (P. bulleri)
  Flesh-footed Shearwater (P. carneipes)
  Pink-footed Shearwater (P. creatopus)
  Fluttering Shearwater (P. gavia)
  Sooty Shearwater (P. griseus)
  Huttons Shearwater (P. huttoni)
  Audubons Shearwater (P. lherminieri)
  Wedge-tailed Shearwater (P. pacificus)
  Manx Shearwater (P. puffinus)
  Short-tailed Shearwater (P. tenuirostris)