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Flesh-footed Shearwater

(Ardenna carneipes)
Alternate name(s): "Fleshy-footed Shearwater", "Pale-footed Shearwater", "Lord Howe Island Muttonbird"
Aboriginal name(s): "borroot" (S WA)

Size: 40-45 cm; wing span 1.0-1.5 m
Weight: 560-680 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Flesh-footed Shearwater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Flesh-footed Shearwater on its way to its nest burrow at dusk (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

Lateral view of a Flesh-footed Shearwater on water (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Flesh-footed Shearwaters approaching the coastline of Lord Howe Island in the afternoon (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

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