SOOTY SHEARWATER Puffinus griseus


A medium-sized shearwater found in all oceans, usually in shelf or continental waters. Whilst breeding on NZ Subantarctic and temperate islands, plus South Atlantic islands, it undergoes long migrations in a clockwise movement in the Pacific and Atlantic (smaller numbers). Not penetrating the Indian Ocean to any great extent, and stopping short of colder Arctic/Antarctic waters, this last may help to distinguish it from the next species which is very similar.


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