Audubons Shearwater

Other Names: Dusky-backed Shearwater

Distribution: Poorly understood; believed to live year-round in tropical waters across the Indian Ocean north to the Arabian Sea, throughout the northwest and central Pacific, in the Caribbean, and parts of the eastern Atlantic.

Description:

Size: 31-32 cm in length with a 69-70 cm wingspan. Adults average 150–230 g.

Plumage: Mostly greyish-brown; undersides vary from light gray to white. The throat and underside of the face are white. The bill and legs are greyish-brown and the eyes are black with white eyerings.

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Audubons Shearwater

Audubons Shearwater

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Eats
Fish
Regions
alabama
atlanticcoast
connecticut
cuba
delaware
florida
georgia
gulf coast
kentucky
louisiana
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
mississippi
new jersey
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ontario
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
virginia
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
brown
gray
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
medium
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern