|Buller's shearwater (Ardenna bulleri)|
It comprises a group medium-sized shearwaters. The species were for a long time included in the genus Puffinus but this genus was split based on the results of a phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA. The genus had been introduced by Ludwig Reichenbach in 1853, although the name was first used to refer to a seabird by Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi in 1603.
The genus contains the following seven species:
- Wedge-tailed shearwater or muttonbird (Northern and western Australia), A. pacifica
- Buller's shearwater, A. bulleri
- Sooty shearwater or muttonbird (New Zealand), A. grisea
- Short-tailed shearwater or muttonbird (Southern Australia), A. tenuirostris
- Pink-footed shearwater, A. creatopus
- Flesh-footed shearwater, A. carneipes
- Great shearwater, A. gravis
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