- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.7. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
Boyd's Shearwater (Puffinus boydi), also known as the Cape Verde Little Shearwater, is a small shearwater which breeds in the Cape Verde archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean some 570 km off the coast of West Africa. The epithet commemorates British ornithologist Arnold Boyd.
Taxonomy[edit source | edit]
Boyd's Shearwater is sometimes considered a subspecies of either the Little Shearwater, Audubon's Shearwater or Macaronesian Shearwater. It has also been shown to be synonymous with the extinct Puffinus parvus Shufeldt of Bermuda.
References[edit source | edit]
- "Cape Verde Little Shearwater". Avibase. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
- Olson, Storrs L. (2010). "Stasis and turnover in small shearwaters on Bermuda over the last 400 000 years (Aves: Procellariidae: Puffinus lherminieri group)". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99 (4): 699–707.
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