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Fluttering Shearwater

(Puffinus gavia)
Alternate name(s): "Brown-beaked Petrel", "Forster's Shearwater"
Size: 33-37 cm; wing span 75-77 cm
Weight: 285-330 g


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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Fluttering Shearwater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Near-lateral view of a Fluttering Shearwater in flight (photo courtesy of M. Roderick)
[12 NM off Swansea, NSW, July 2012]

Part of a small flock of Fluttering Shearwaters in flight; click on image to see more birds (photo courtesy of M. Roderick)
[12 NM off Swansea, NSW, July 2012]

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