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Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia)

Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia)

Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia)

Class: Aves
Family: Procellariidae
Common Name: Fluttering Shearwater
Genus: Puffinus
Species Name: gavia

About The Fluttering Shearwater

This species is a common and widespread New Zealand endemic. The larger colonies are found in the Three Kings group, Moturoa group, Motuharakeke (Cavalli Islands), north-west Chickens, Bream Islands, Mokohinau group, Channel Island, Mercury group, Ruamahuanui (Aldermen group) and Trio Islands and many other islands in Cook Strait. Fledglings, and possibly some adults, move towards the east and south of Australia in February, but most remain near to breeding colonies throughout the year (Marchant and Higgins 1990, Powlesland and Rickard 1992).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Puffinus gavia. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Eastern Australia
New Zealand

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