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Rapa Shearwater

Puffinus myrtae Bourne, WRP 1959

The Rapa shearwater, is a rare seabird of the tropics from the family Procellariidae. It breeds on the surrounding islets of Rapa in the Austral Islands of French Polynesia where it is known locally as the kaki kaki. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Procellariiformes
Family:
  Procellariidae
Genus:
   Puffinus
Scientific:
  Puffinus myrtae


Original description

Citation:
  Bourne, WRP 1959

Reference:
   Emu 59 p.212,213

Protonym:
  Puffinus assimilis myrtae


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  869D13F7BC3C166A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-869D13F7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/869D13F7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824997


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Puffinus myrtae: Rapa I. (Austral Islands)
English:
Rapa Shearwater
Danish:
Rapa Skråpe
German:
Rapasturmtaucher
Spanish:
Pardela de Rapa
Spanish (Spain):
Pardela de Rapa
French:
Puffin de Rapa
Japanese (romaji):
rapaseguromizunagidori
Japanese:
ラパセグロミズナギドリ
Dutch:
Rapapijlstormvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Rapalire
Norwegian:
rapalire
Polish:
burzyk polinezyjski
Portuguese:
fura-bucho-de-rapa
Russian:
Табуайский буревестник
Slovak:
víchrovník rapský
Serbian:
Zovoj sa ostrva Rapa Iti
Swedish:
rapalira
Ukrainian:
буревісник рапайський
Chinese:
拉帕鹱
Chinese (Traditional):
拉帕鸌


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Newell's Shearwater (myrtae) ( Puffinus newelli myrtae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Newell's Shearwater (myrtae) ( Puffinus newelli myrtae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Newell's Shearwater (myrtae) ( Puffinus newelli myrtae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 6]
Clements, version 2021:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 6th edition:
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Townsend's Shearwater (myrtae) ( Puffinus auricularis myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Townsend's Shearwater (myrtae) ( Puffinus auricularis myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Townsend's Shearwater (Rapa Island) ( Puffinus auricularis myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Townsend's Shearwater (Rapa Island) ( Puffinus auricularis myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Townsend's Shearwater (Rapa Island) ( Puffinus auricularis myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
eBird version 2022:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 6]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Puffinus auricularis myrtae [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 6]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Puffinus newelli myrtae [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 7]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Rapa Shearwater ( Puffinus myrtae) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Puffinus assimilis myrtae [version 4]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Puffinus newelli myrtae

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Puffinus [newelli or myrtae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Danish: Rapa Skråpe
German: Rapasturmtaucher
English: Newell's Shearwater (myrtae), Rapa Shearwater, Townsend's Shearwater (myrtae), Townsend's Shearwater (Rapa Island)
English, HBW: Rapa Shearwater
English (IOC): Rapa Shearwater
English (United States): Rapa Shearwater
Spanish: Pardela de Rapa
Spanish (Spain): Pardela de Rapa
Spanish (HBW): Rapa Shearwater
French: Petit Puffin (myrtae), Petit Puffin (race myrtae), Puffin de Newell (myrtae), Puffin de Rapa, Puffin rapa
Japanese (romaji): rapaseguromizunagidori
Japanese: ラパセグロミズナギドリ
Scientific: Puffinus assimilis myrtae, Puffinus auricularis myrtae, Puffinus munda myrtae, Puffinus myrtae, Puffinus newelli myrtae
Dutch: Puffinus myrtae, Rapapijlstormvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Rapalire
Norwegian: rapalire
Polish: burzyk polinezyjski
Portuguese: fura-bucho-de-rapa
Portuguese (Portugal): pardela-de-rapa
Russian: Табуайский буревестник
Slovak: víchrovník rapský
Serbian: Zovoj sa ostrva Rapa Iti
Swedish: rapalira
Turkish: Rapa Adası yelkovanı
Ukrainian: буревісник рапайський
Chinese: 拉帕鹱
Chinese (Traditional): 拉帕鸌

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