Streaked Shearwater / Calonectris leucomelas

Streaked Shearwater / Calonectris leucomelas

Streaked Shearwater

SCI Name:  Calonectris leucomelas
Protonym:  Procellaria leucomelas Pl.Col. livr.99 pl.587
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  strshe
Type Locality:  seas of Japan and Nagasaki Bay.
Publish Year:  1836
IUCN Status:  


(Procellariidae; Ϯ Streaked Shearwater C. leucomelas) Gr. καλος kalos  noble, good; genus Nectris Kuhl, 1820, shearwater; "Genus Calonectris, nov.  leucomelas (Temminck).  kuhli (Boie).  ...  Genus CALONECTRIS, nov.  We propose this genus-name for Puffinus leucomelas Temminck, which differs in coloration from every other member of the group. In its large size it comes near the genus Ardenna, and was placed under this genus by Mathews in his List of the Birds of Australia. Though agreeing fairly well in bill-characters with Ardenna, it differs in the structure of the legs and feet. Ardenna agrees, in having the tarsus very much compressed, with Puffinus sensu lat. Calonectris has the tarsus comparatively little compressed, and this feature is only shared with it by the species kuhli, which we temporarily associate with it." (Mathews & Iredale 1915); "Calonectris Mathews and Iredale, Ibis, 1915, p. 590, 592. Type, by original designation, Procellaria leucomelas Temminck." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 53).

Gr. λευκος leukos  white; μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black (cf. λευκομελας leukomelas  grey).
● ex “Pic du Canada” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 345, fig. 1, and “Épeiche du Canada” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (syn. Dendrocopos villosus).
● ex “Harle à manteau noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Mergus serrator).
● ex “Esparvero negriblanco” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 28 (syn. Micrastur semitorquatus).
● ex “Barbu du Cap de bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 688, fig. 1, and “Barbu à plastron nor” of de Buffon 1770-1786 (Tricholaema).
● ex “Zorzal obscuro y blanco” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 80 (Turdus).