At-sea observations of Heinroth’s shearwater (Puffinus heinrothi)
|Title||At-sea observations of Heinroth’s shearwater (Puffinus heinrothi)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Type of Article||Full Article|
|Keywords||Heinroth’s shearwater, plumage variation, Puffinus heinrothi, Solomon Islands|
This paper reports recent at-sea sightings of the little-known Heinroth’s shearwater (Puffinus heinrothi) within the Solomon Islands. Feeding habits are described and compared to those of black noddy (Anous minutus). Observations suggest that Heinroth’s shearwater occurs in dark, intermediate and pale forms, and may be better considered as a polymorphic species.