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A Manx Shearwater in close-up
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Manx Shearwater in close-up
Image notes: A rare picture of a Manx Shearwater in the hand.
Species in Image: Manx Shearwater
Date: 1984
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00249

General details:  
Common Name Manx Shearwater
Latin Name Puffinus puffinus
Shetland Name Leerie
Latin Group Name Procellariiformes
Latin Family Name Procellariidae
Common Family Name Fulmar, Petrels and Shearwaters
Description A scarce summer visitor and passage migrant. These shearwaters used to nest on headland such as Sumbrugh Head in the south or Lamba Ness on Unst. In recent years numbers have declined.
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