Kingdom: Animalia     Phylum: Chordata     Class: Aves (Birds)     Order: Procellariiformes     Family: Procellariidae


Procellariidae, a family of seabirds, is sub-divided into four smaller groups; the fulmarine petrels, the gadfly petrels, the prions, and the shearwaters. The following birds are found in India:


Bulwer's Petrel  Bulweria bulwerii - vagrant
Jouanin's Petrel  Bulweria fallax - sparse migrant
Streaked Shearwater  Calonectris leucomelas ?
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel  Fregetta tropica - vagrant?
Wilson's Storm-Petrel  Oceanites oceanicus - widespread migrant
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel  Oceanodroma monorhis - sparse migrant
White-faced Storm-Petrel  Pelagodroma marina - vagrant & sparse migrant
Barau's Petrel  Pterodroma baraui - sparse migrant
Flesh-footed Shearwater  Puffinus carneipes - sparse migrant
Wedge-tailed Shearwater  Puffinus pacificus - sparse migrant
Persian Shearwater  Puffinus persicus - sparse migrant


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