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Flesh-footed Shearwater

Flesh-footed Shearwater
Photographed byDavid Newell on Sun 18th Feb, 2018 and uploaded by McKinley Moens on Mon 28th May, 2018 .
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ID30715
CommentFlesh-footed Shearwater
Scientific Name = Ardenna carneipes
Wingspan = 1 - 1.5m
Conservation status (BWL) = Near threatened

This species was misidentified as Westland Petrel x1, Pink-footed Shearwater x1

The Flesh-footed Shearwater is distinguishable from the Westland Petrel by the bill colour. Flesh-footed Shearwaters have a pale yellow to fleshy-coloured bill with a dark tip, whereas Westland Petrels have a black bill with ‘plates’ on the sides that range in colour from pale cream, ivory and buff.

The Flesh-footed Shearwater is distinguishable from the Pink-footed Shearwater by the chest and underparts colour. Pink-footed Shearwaters have white underparts while the Flesh-footed Shearwater is an all-dark bird.
LocationPelagic, Port Macdonnell (South Australia)
Keywordsadult
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