Seabird of the month – Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris borealis)

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seabird-of-the-month-–-cory’s-shearwater-(calonectris-borealis)

IUCN status: Least Concerned (LC)  
 
Global population: 252,000-253,000 pairs. 
 
Description
 
Wingspan: 118–126 cm 
 
Life span: over 20 years. The oldest recorded Cory’s Shearwater died at 40 years old! He was ringed in Selvagens (Portugal) and died in Plettenberg Bay (South Africa) 
 
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