Hutton’s Shearwater

Hutton\'s Shearwater / Puffinus huttoni

Hutton's Shearwater

Here the details of the Hutton's Shearwater named bird below:

SCI Name:  Puffinus huttoni
Protonym:  Puffinus reinholdi huttoni BirdsAustr.[Mathews] 2 p.47,77
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  hutshe1
Type Locality:  Snares Island.
Publish Year:  1912
IUCN Status:  


(Procellariidae; Ϯ Manx Shearwater P. puffinus)  English names Puffing (c. 1502) or Puffin (c. 1508), originally applied to the cured carcass of the fat nestling shearwater, a delicacy until the end of the 18th century (cf. Med. L. paphinus puffin; Late Med. L. puphinus puffin or shearwater). By confusion and association the name was gradually also applied to the Atlantic Puffin, becoming fixed on that species during the second half of the 19th century, but retained in ornithology as a generic name for the shearwaters (see Lockwood 1984, 121-122); "Genre du Puffin.  Genus Puffini" (Brisson 1760): based on "Puffinus" of Jonston 1650-1653, and Sibbald 1684, “Puffin of the Isle of Man” of Willughby 1676, and "Shear-Water" of Ray 1713; "Puffinus Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 56; 6, p. 130. Type, by tautonymy, Puffinus [puffinus] Brisson = Procellaria puffinus Brünnich." (Peters 1931, 1, 53).
Var. Pufflnus.
Synon. Alphapuffinus, Cinathisma, Cymotomus, Microzalias, Nectris, Reinholdia, Rhipornis, Thyellas, Zalias.
● (syn. Fratercula Ϯ Atlantic Puffin F. arctica)  "Puffin, (Puffinus, Will.)   Common Puffin    Puffinus flavirostris, (W.)" (C. T. Wood 1836).

English name Puffin (c. 1508), applied to the cured carcass of the nestling shearwater; ex “Skrabe” of Debes 1676, “Puffin of the Isle of Man” of Willughby 1676, and Puffinus Brisson 1760 (Puffinus).

● Capt. Frederick Wollaston Hutton (1836-1905) British Army in the Crimea and India, geologist, resident in New Zealand (‡syn. Emeus crassus, syn. Megapodius pritchardii, syn. Pachyptila turtur, syn. Phalacrocorax chalconotus, syn. Phoebetria palpebrataPtilinopus, Puffinus).
● Capt. Thomas Hutton (1807-1874) British Army in India 1831-1853, and Afghanistan 1839-1840 (subsp. Argya caudata, syn. Emberiza buchanani, subsp. Otus spilocephalus, subsp. Prunella atrogularis).
● William Rich Hutton (1826-1901) US surveyor, civil engineer, artist, collector in California (Vireo).