Flesh-footed Shearwater

Flesh-footed Shearwater - Ardenna carneipes


Port Fairy Pelagic, 22.3.2015, 1 bird.


Has pink feet and legs which do not extend beyond the tail.   It nests on Lord Howe Island where calls of "Pick me, pick me" enliven late evenings and nights as birds return to their burrows.

Less common than the other Shearwaters usually seen off Vicoria.

The bill is pinkish or whitish green, tipped blackish.

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