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Birds by name
Conservation status: Amber
A large shearwater, about the same size as a fulmar. It has dark grey-brown upperparts and pale underparts with a distinctive dark cap and pale neck, as well as dark underwing edges.
Petrels and shearwaters (Procellariidae)
Seen only offshore, mainly along the north and west coasts of Scotland and the south-west coast of England. Best looked for from headlands when the winds are onshore.
Seen off the UK coasts mainly between late July and early September
Fish and squid
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.