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Bryan's Shearwater Puffinus bryani   - Adult
Bryan's Shearwater
Photographer : © Institute of Boninology
Location :Higashijima Island, ~3km east of Chichijima Island, Ogasawara Islands, Japan
Date : 26 February 2015
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Bird Family :Procellariinae - Fulmars, Petrels, Prions & Shearwaters
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :10 Bryan's Shearwaters were seen on this island. One of them had eggs in its nest.
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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