Boyd's shearwater

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Boyd's shearwater
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Puffinus
P. boydi
Binomial name
Puffinus boydi
Mathews, 1912
  • P. assimilis boydi
  • P. lherminieri boydi
  • P. baroli boydi
  • P. parvus
Egg of Puffinus boydi

Boyd's shearwater (Puffinus boydi), also known as the Cape Verde little shearwater, is a small shearwater which breeds in the Cape Verde archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean some 570 km off the coast of West Africa. The epithet commemorates British ornithologist Arnold Boyd.


Boyd's shearwater is sometimes considered a subspecies of either the little shearwater, Audubon's shearwater or Macaronesian shearwater. It has also been shown to be synonymous with the extinct Puffinus parvus Shufeldt of Bermuda.


  • "Cape Verde Little Shearwater". Avibase. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  • Olson, Storrs L. (2010). "Stasis and turnover in small shearwaters on Bermuda over the last 400 000 years (Aves: Procellariidae: Puffinus lherminieri group)". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 99 (4): 699–707. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01393.x.