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Manx shearwater

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1.
a European oceanic bird, Puffinus puffinus, with long slender wings and black-and-white plumage: family Procellariidae (shearwaters)
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  • Throughout the summer the manx shearwater is nocturnal, and at the approach of darkness becomes very garrulous.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • The manx shearwater comes next in size, but it is a dark-plumaged bird on the upper parts, only white below.

  • St. Kildans say that the manx shearwater is one of their first bird visitors in spring, and amongst the last to leave in autumn.

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