WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER Puffinus pacificus

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All the remaining shearwaters belong to the genusPuffinus, ranging from very small (the Little/Audubon's complex) to large (Great being just about the largest). This species is one of the most widespread, breeding on most islands in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans, although not approaching the Humboldt Current. It is of medium size, and the dark phase can be difficult to seperate from other dark petrels/shearwaters, since the wedge-shaped tail isn't always apparent.

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