A wind blown bird was recovered from Surat. It was treated for two days but, unfortunately, it did not survive. A note on this was published in Flamingo, the newsletter of Bird Conservation Society, Gujarat:
Bhatt, M. 2016. Audubon's Shearwater in Surat: An addition to the avifauna of India. Flamingo 14(2): 14
Taxonomic Notes :
Note that the forms persicus and temptator are now treated as a separate species: Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus.
The form bannermani is now treated as a separate species: Bannerman's Shearwater Puffinus bannermani.