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Muttonbirds (also spelled mutton-birds or mutton birds) are seabirds – particularly certain large shearwaters – whose young are collected for food and other uses before they fledge (see also Muttonbirding).

The species most frequently called muttonbirds are:

The term has been applied to several islands where muttonbirds breed and are, or were, harvested:

Other uses include:

In local Maori dialect, the bird is known as the "tītī" (less commonly spelled "tiitii")