Shearwater ID

Subject: Shearwater ID
From: "inger vandyke" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 22:33:59 +0000

Hi All,

I am 99% sure this is a Wedge-tailed Shearwater.  The tail is protruding out behind the right wing on this bird suggesting that it probably isn't a Short-tailed.  The frame of the bird also seems too light for a Sooty which tend to be bulkier in body.

From my experience, there are Wedge-tailed Shearwaters that exhibit lighter feathers underwing and the plumage in this species can be varied.

Just my humble opinion....



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