Fluttering shearwater

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Fluttering shearwater
Puffinus gavia - SE Tasmania.jpg
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 endemic to New Zealand and migrates to Australia and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. It has in the past also been known as Forster's Shearwater.


Further reading[edit]

  • O'Brien, Rory M. (1990). "Puffinus gavia Fluttering Shearwater" (PDF). In Marchant, S.; Higgins, P.G. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic Birds. Volume 1: Ratites to ducks; Part B, Australian pelican to ducks. Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. pp. 649–655. ISBN 978-0-19-553068-1. 

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