Characteristics: The contrast between the dark upper parts and the white underside along with his gliding flight over the sea makes the Manx Shearwater easily recognisable. He is rarely seen on land due to his nocturnal habits.
Habitat: These birds nest on rocky islands on the western coasts in deep burrows sometimes on cliffs high above the sea.
Habits: Shearwaters catch their food on the surface of the sea sometimes making shallow dives. Fishing trips sometimes takes them far out to sea for days but they can navigate back to their burrows on the cliff face easily.