As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 19 February 2018

A study on the Cory’s shearwater will help protecting new marine areas in international waters

Date:  January 31, 2018
Source:  Universidad de Barcelona

Summary:
The adult specimens of Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) in the Canary Islands travel more than 800 kilometers for days searching for food. In Mediterranean colonies, these marine birds do not fly further than 300 kilometers from their colonies. A study on these movements provides now, for the first time, a detailed information on the movements of the Spanish populations of the shearwaters from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea over the year.


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