Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Flesh-footed Shearwater

Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes

Described by: Gould (1844)
Alternate common name(s): Pale-footed Shearwater
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - Jan 7, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Hauraki Gulf, North Island, New Zealand - Jan, 2005 © Tom Tarrant  Pacific Ocean, southwest of Santa Barbara, California, USA - Apr 22, 2006 © Glen Tepke  Pacific Ocean, southwest of Santa Barbara, California, USA - Apr 22, 2006 © Glen Tepke  Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA - Sep 27, 2008 © Glen Tepke 
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N. Pacific Ocean s. through wc. Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea and Indian Ocean;
In the Indian Ocean on St. Paul Is., is. off s. Western Australia (Cape Leevwin to Recherche Arch.). Lord Howe Is. (forested areas around settlement, e. side of Ned's Beach s. to Transit Hill and Old Settlement Bay) and is. off North Island, New Zealand including Hen and Chicken, Mercury, Alderman, Karewa, Coppermine, Middle, Korapuki and Titi Is. in Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty s. to the Cook Strait and off New Plymouth.
Disperses into the Arabian Sea, Tasman Sea and n. passed the Marshall and Hawaiian Is., Japan, Korea, Kuril Is., Kamchatka Peninsula, the Aleutians, s. Alaska, Canada s. to sw. United States, Mexico (Baja), off Australia (Western Australia, South Australia (Kangaroo Is.), Victoria, New South Wales, se. Queensland and Tasmania), New Guinea w. to Sri Lanka, w. India, the Maldives, Pakistan, Iran, s. Arabian Peninsula, Oman (Dhofar), Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique to South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mascarene Is.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: ALK (Aleutians to the se. coast), BCO, WAS, ORG and CAL.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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