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Bryan's Shearwater Puffinus bryani   - In flight
Bryan's Shearwater
Photographer : © Hiroyuki Tanoi
Location :off Hachijyo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
Date : 3 August 2017
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Procellariinae - Fulmars, Petrels, Prions & Shearwaters
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Species first described from a museum specimen in 2011. Initially thought to be probably extinct, a small breeding colony was discovered breeding on the Ogasawara Islands in early 2015.

Pyle, P., Welch, A. J. & Fleischer, R. C. (2011) A new species of shearwater (Puffinus) recorded from Midway Atoll, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The Condor 113,3: 518-527

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