Fluttering shearwater

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Fluttering shearwater
Puffinus gavia - SE Tasmania.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Puffinus
Species: P. gavia
Binomial name
Puffinus gavia
(Forster, 1844)
Puffinus gavia

The fluttering shearwater (Puffinus gavia) is a species of seabird in the Procellariidae family.+

It is found in New Zealand and the Solomon Islands where its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores.

It has in the past also been known as Forster's Shearwater.