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Balearic Shearwater

Puffinus mauretanicus

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Occurs offshore in Britain and southwest Europe mainly in late summer and autumn, from Mediterranean breeding islands. Small, stiff-winged seabird often found in association with Manx Shearwater, which is similar in size and shape. Balearic is dark brown above, dingy pale brownish below, usually with white belly, but lacks strongly contrasting black-and-white pattern of Manx.

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