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Manx Shearwater

The Manx Shearwater - Miranda Krestovnikoff narrates the story of this bird and its sound.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the Manx Shearwater. Around 90% of the world's Manx Shearwaters breed around our coasts, most on remote islands such as Skomer, Skokholm and Rum. The steep-sided mountains of Rum hold the largest colony in the world, and the grassy mountainsides are riddled in places with their nest burrows.

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Wed 16 Oct 2019 05:58

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)

Image courtesy of RSPB


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