Sooty Shearwater

Other Names: t?t? (New Zealand), muttonbird

Distribution: tropical, temperate, and subarctic waters excluding the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

Sooty Shearwater distribution range map

Description:

Size: 40-50 cm in length with a 95-110 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Uniformly chocolate-colored, with slightly darker coloration on the tail and wing mantle. The beak is chocolate brown and the eyes are black.

Species image
Sooty Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Eats
Fish
Regions
alabama
alaska
aleutians
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
connecticut
cuba
delaware
florida
georgia
hawaii
labrador
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
mississippi
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
oregon
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
virginia
washington
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
black
gray
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Bird Species