English Name Little Shearwater
Scientific Name Puffinus assimilis
German Name Kleiner Sturmtaucher
Spanish Name Pardela Chica
French Name Petit Puffin
Little Shearwater
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 151.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3982.0
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 188.0
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Puffininae:Shearwaters Order 158.0
English Synonyms
  • Allied Shearwater
  • Dusky Shearwater
#Note:Onley & Scofield, 2007,Field Guide to the Albatrosses,Petrels and Shearwaters of the World,p.XXXXX treated temptator as a subspecies of P.persicus,rather than,as usually treated, of P.lherminieri.
Authority Gould 1838
Habitat Marine,occurring over warm tropical and subtropical waters.Otfen pelagic,but more frequent in inshore waters than other shearwaters.
Breeding "Mostly during local summer" (HBW,1,p.256)
Fairly sedentary, with some birds visiting colonies throughout year;some dispersal probably mostly of immatures.