SUBANTARCTIC LITTLE SHEARWATER Puffinus elegans

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A few years ago this would have been considered a Little Shearwater, the same as is seen off British coasts. Now it is one of several contentious splits, the only one of the complex I've managed really decent photos of. Breeding on Subantarctic islands of New Zealand and the South Atlantic, it is one of the more easily identifiable due to its silvery fringes on coverts and back. Said to be solitary at sea, it obviously isn't always.

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