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Tropical Shearwater Puffinus bailloni  
Tropical Shearwater
Photographer : © Mukesh Bhatt
Location :Surat, Gujarat, India
Date : 23 July 2009
English synonyms:Audubon's Shearwater, Baillon's Shearwater (bailloni), Dusky-backed Shearwater, Dusky Shearwater, Dusky Little Shearwater, Persian Shearwater, Mascarene Shearwater, Mauritius Shearwater, Pimlico
Bird Family :Procellariinae - Fulmars, Petrels, Prions & Shearwaters
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :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.

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