English Name Streaked Shearwater
Scientific Name Calonectris leucomelas
German Name Weißgesicht-Sturmtaucher
Spanish Name Pardela Canosa
French Name Puffin leucomèle
Streaked Shearwater
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 130.5
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3964.0
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 170.0
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Puffininae:Shearwaters Order 138.0
English Synonyms
  • Streak-headed Shearwater
  • White-faced Shearwater
  • White-fronted Shearwater
%Note:Gomez-Diaz,González-Solís,Peinado & Page,2006,Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,41,pp.322-332 showed that C.edwardsi should be treated as a species distinct from C.diomedea.This was also accepted in the 47th Supplement to the AOU Checklist.
Authority (Temminck 1836)
Habitat Marine and partly pelagic,also occurring over inshore waters.Typically breeds on offshore islands,occupying forested hills.
Breeding "Starts Mar." (HBW,1,p.251)
Migrates south toward Australia. Many ringing returns from Philippines.Large flocks occur off New Guinea.Recently found to be regular off northern Australia,with some birds moving down West and East coasts to southern Australia. Recorded east to California and west to Sri Lanka & Maldive Islands.