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Little Shearwater

Puffinus assimilis Gould, J 1838

The little shearwater is a small shearwater in the petrel family Procellariidae. Despite the generic name, it is unrelated to the puffins, which are auks, the only similarity being that they are both burrow-nesting seabirds. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1838

Reference:
   Synopsis Birds Austral. Adj. Isl. pt4 App. p.7

Protonym:
  Puffinus assimilis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47441778


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0205EDC6B0E54046

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0205EDC6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0205EDC6


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174559

Geographic range:

  • Puffinus assimilis assimilis: Norfolk and Lord Howe islands
  • Puffinus assimilis tunneyi: Islands off sw Australia (Abrolhos Islands to Récherche Arch.)
  • Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis: Kermadec Islands
  • Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis: Islets off ne coast of North I. (New Zealand)
English:
Little Shearwater
Catalan:
Baldriga petita
Czech:
buřňák menší
Danish:
Sydlig Lille Skråpe
German:
Zwergsturmtaucher
Spanish:
Pardela Maorí
Spanish (Spain):
Pardela maorí
Finnish:
etelänkääpiöliitäjä
French:
Petit Puffin
Croatian:
kratkorepi zovoj
Hungarian:
kis vészmadár
Icelandic:
Dvergskrofa
Italian:
Berta minore fosca
Japanese:
ヒメミズナギドリ
Lithuanian:
mažoji audronaša
Dutch:
Pacifische Kleine Pijlstormvogel
Norwegian:
Dverglire
Polish:
burzyk mały
Portuguese:
pardela-pequena
Russian:
Тусклый буревестник
Slovak:
víchrovník krpatý
Serbian:
Australijski mali zovoj
Swedish:
dvärglira
Ukrainian:
буревісник-крихітка каприкорновий
Chinese:
小鹱
Chinese (Traditional):
小鸌


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Little Shearwater [assimilis] ( Puffinus assimilis [assimilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Little Shearwater [assimilis] ( Puffinus assimilis [assimilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Little Shearwater [assimilis] ( Puffinus assimilis [assimilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Shearwater [assimilis] ( Puffinus assimilis [assimilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Clements, version 2021:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 6]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Little Shearwater ( Puffinus assimilis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Kleinpylstormvoël
Belarusian: Буравеснік-крошка
Bulgarian: Малък буревестник
Bengali: হছাট চ঱য়াযওয়াটায
Bengali (transliteration): chōṭa śiẏāra'ōẏāṭāra*
Breton: Tort bihan
Catalan: Baldriga petita
Czech: buřňák menší
Welsh: Aderyn drycin bach
Danish: Sydlig Lille Skråpe
German: Zwergsturmtaucher
Greek: Μικρόμυχoς
English: Little Shearwater, Little Shearwater [assimilis]
English, HBW: Little Shearwater
English (IOC): Little Shearwater
English (United States): Little Shearwater
Esperanto: blupieda pufino, Malgranda pufino
Spanish: Pardela chica, Pardela Maorí, Pardela semejante
Spanish (Argentine): Pardela Chica
Spanish (Spain): Pardela maorí
Spanish (Peru): Pardela Chica
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Pampero Chico
Estonian: väike-tormilind
Basque: Gabai txiki
Finnish: Etelänkääpiöliitäjä, kääpiöliitäjä
French: Petit Puffin, Petit Puffin [assimilis]
Frisian: Lytse mok
Irish: Cánóg bheag
Gaelic: Sgrail beag
Galician: Pardela pequena
Manx: Scraayl beg
Hebrew: יסעור גמדי אוסטרלי
Croatian: kratkorepi zovoj
Hungarian: kis vészmadár
Icelandic: Dvergskrofa
Italian: Berta minore fosca, Berta minore meridionale
Japanese: ヒメミズナギドリ
Scientific: Puffinus assimilis, Puffinus assimilis [assimilis], Puffinus assimilis assimilis
Lithuanian: mažoji audronaša
Latvian: mazais vētrasputns
Macedonian: Синоног водопарач
Dutch: Australische kleine pijlstormvogel, Pacifische Kleine Pijlstormvogel
Norwegian: Dverglire
Polish: burzyk mały
Portuguese: pardela-pequena, Pintainho-meridional
Portuguese (Portugal): pardela-maori
Rhaeto-Romance: Tempestella pitschna
Romanian: Ielcovan mic
Russian: Малый буревестник, Тусклый буревестник
Northern Sami: Deaggasaddi
Slovak: víchrovník krpatý
Slovenian: mali viharnik
Serbian: Australijski mali zovoj, Plavonogi zovoj
Swedish: dvärglira
Turkish: Güney küçük yelkovanı, Küçük yelkovan
Ukrainian: буревісник-крихітка, Буревісник-крихітка каприкорновий, буревісник-крихітка каприкорновий
Chinese: 小鹱
Chinese (Traditional): 小鸌

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