Muttonbirds

Muttonbirds

Shearwaters

Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)


Wedge-tailed Shearwater (light morph)Muttonbird, mutton-birds or mutton birds are to seabirds whose young are collected for food and other uses before they fledge.


The species most frequently called "muttonbirds" are:

Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus, Left: pale morph - Right: dark morph

Fledgling



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