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Greater shearwaters are a marine species distributed throughout the region of the Atlantic ocean. Puffinus gravis breed in the far south Atlantic, mainly on the islands of the Tristan da Cunha group, the Falkland Islands, and Gough Island. P. gravis then migrates to the North Atlantic during the winter, reaching noth-east Canada and sometimes reaching as far north as Greenland. Migration to the breeding grounds involves a flight east, past Britain and Iberia, than turning south to reach their Southern Hemisphere breeding grounds.
(del Hoyo, Elliot, and Sargatal 1992; Farrand 1985; Gooders 1978)
Biogeographic Regions: oceanic islands (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native )