Short-tailed Shearwater

Other Names: Slender-billed Shearwater

Distribution: Open waters of the Pacific Ocean, excluding waters off Central and South America.

Short-tailed Shearwater distribution range map

Description:

Size: 40-45 cm in length with a 95-100 cm wingspan. May weigh up to 900 g.

Plumage: Uniform smoky gray; some may have a light gray to off-white throat. Tail feathers are shorter than on other shearwaters, giving the species its name.

Species image
Short-tailed Shearwater

Short-tailed Shearwater

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Regions
alaska
aleutians
baja california
british columbia
california
florida
hawaii
mexico
northwest territories
nunavut
oregon
pacific coast
virginia
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
brown
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern