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Townsend's Shearwater

Puffinus auricularis Townsend, CH, 1890

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Species concept HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020)Clements, version 2021Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2)Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018)IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2
Puffinus [puffinus or lherminieri]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan, mauretanicus, opisthomelas, auricularis, newelli or gavia]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan, mauretanicus, opisthomelas, auricularis or newelli]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan, mauretanicus or opisthomelas]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan or mauretanicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus puffinus Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus puffinus  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus puffinus puffinus
 
Puffinus puffinus canariensis  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus puffinus canariensis
 
Puffinus [yelkouan or mauretanicus]  
 
 
 
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus yelkouan Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
Puffinus yelkouan yelkouan
 
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
* Puffinus mauretanicus Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus yelkouan mauretanicus
 
Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus [auricularis or newelli, excl. myrtae]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [auricularis or newelli]  
 
 
 
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus auricularis Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis auricularis
 
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus [newelli or myrtae]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus newelli Puffinus newelli
Newell's Shearwater
Puffinus newelli
Newell's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis newelli
 
Puffinus newelli newelli
 
Puffinus newelli
Newell's Shearwater
* Puffinus myrtae Puffinus myrtae
Rapa Shearwater
Puffinus myrtae
Rapa Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis myrtae
 
Puffinus newelli myrtae
 
Puffinus myrtae
Rapa Shearwater
* Puffinus opisthomelas Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
* Puffinus gavia Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia (gavia)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus gavia (byroni)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus gavia (montaguei)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris, bannermani, persicus, heinrothi or assimilis]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris, bannermani, persicus or heinrothi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris, bannermani or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris or bannermani]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni or subalaris]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri or bailloni]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus lherminieri Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri  
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri  
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri
 
Puffinus [bailloni, persicus or bannermani]  
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni
Tropical Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [bailloni or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus bailloni Puffinus bailloni
Tropical Shearwater
Puffinus bailloni
Tropical Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus bailloni
Tropical Shearwater
Puffinus bailloni
Tropical Shearwater
Puffinus bailloni bailloni Puffinus bailloni bailloni
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni (bailloni)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus bailloni bailloni (atrodorsalis)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni [dichrous]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni [dichrous or polynesiae] Puffinus bailloni dichrous
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous  
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni polynesiae  
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni polynesiae
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni [nicolae or colstoni] Puffinus bailloni nicolae
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae
 
Puffinus bailloni colstoni  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni colstoni
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax Puffinus bailloni gunax
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax (gunax)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus bailloni gunax (nugax)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [bailloni or bannermanni]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus subalaris Puffinus subalaris
Galapagos Shearwater
Puffinus subalaris
Galapagos Shearwater
Puffinus subalaris
Galapagos Shearwater
Puffinus subalaris
Galapagos Shearwater
Puffinus subalaris
Galapagos Shearwater
Puffinus [lherminieri, baroli or boydi] Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, bannermani or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [assimilis, elegans, boydi or baroli]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [assimilis or elegans]  
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus assimilis Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis [assimilis, kermadecensis or haurakiensis]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus elegans [incl. tunneyi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus elegans Puffinus elegans
Subantarctic Shearwater
Puffinus elegans
Subantarctic Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis elegans
 
Puffinus elegans
Subantarctic Shearwater
Puffinus elegans
Subantarctic Shearwater
Puffinus elegans (elegans)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus elegans (mundae)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus elegans (kempi)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [baroli or boydi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus baroli Puffinus lherminieri baroli
 
Puffinus baroli
Barolo Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri baroli
 
Puffinus lherminieri baroli
 
Puffinus baroli
Barolo Shearwater
* Puffinus boydi Puffinus lherminieri boydi
 
Puffinus boydi
Boyd's Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri boydi
 
Puffinus lherminieri boydi
 
Puffinus boydi
Boyd's Shearwater
Puffinus boydi (parvus)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [assimilis, baroli or boydi, incl. myrtae]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus persicus Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus persicus Puffinus persicus persicus
 
Puffinus persicus persicus
 
Puffinus bailloni persicus
 
Puffinus persicus persicus
 
Puffinus persicus persicus
 
Puffinus persicus temptator Puffinus persicus temptator
 
Puffinus persicus temptator
 
Puffinus bailloni temptator
 
Puffinus persicus temptator
 
Puffinus persicus temptator
 
* Puffinus bannermani Puffinus bannermani
Bannerman's Shearwater
Puffinus bannermani
Bannerman's Shearwater
Puffinus bailloni bannermani
 
Puffinus bannermani
Bannerman's Shearwater
Puffinus bannermani
Bannerman's Shearwater
* Puffinus heinrothi Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater

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