SCOPOLI'S SHEARWATER Calonectris (diomedea) borealis


The aformentioned taxon, which although gaining increasing support as a good species, is still not that easy to distinguish unless the underwing is seen well. The first British record was relatively recently off Scilly, whilst this bird was the third record for Madeira. Presumably these are birds on their way to wintering areas in the Southern hemisphere.


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