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Azorean Seabirds

There are 10 seabird species that nest annually on the islands, among them the second largest European population of roseate tern (a species with a very restricted distribution in Europe)

and the largest population of Cory's shearwaters (75% of the world population).

In addition, this is the only place in the world where you can see the Monteiro's storm-petrel, a sea bird endemic to the Azores, and an endemic subspecies of yellow-legged gull, resident in all the Azorean islands.

The geographic position of the archipelago, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, is also an important crossing point for several species of migratory sea birds. So far, about 62 species have been sighted, coming mainly from the biogeographic regions of the Paleoarctic and Neoarctic.

Aves Marinhas: Causas


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