"'Chris Gregory'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Help with Shearwater ID
"Jeff Davies" <>
Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:25:04 +1100
I strategically avoided that bit.
The descriptions you quote are inaccurate. Depends which side of the foot
you are looking at and they are definitely not just tipped black. The
outside half of foot and tarsus is entirely dark grey and the inside half is
pink. When in flight they look like they have two different coloured legs, a
dark grey near-side leg and pink leg and foot on the other. Not sure how
long it stays pink for after death.
Maybe Ted could give us some more clarity on this feature.
On Behalf Of Chris Gregory
Sent: Monday, 8 February 2010 8:50 PM
To: Birding Aus
Subject: Help with Shearwater ID
But what about the feet? Buller's are pink (S&D) or fleshy-white,tipped
black (Pizzey). This one had "bluish". Does feet colour change post mortem?
On 8 February 2010 18:37, Jeff Davies <> wrote:
> I agree Bill, Buller's would be a very good fit on size and under-wing,
> especially if the upper-parts were very worn which is not uncommon for
> that die in poor condition.
> Cheers Jeff.
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Moorhead Family
> Sent: Monday, 8 February 2010 6:27 PM
> To: Mike Carter
> Cc: Birding Aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Help with Shearwater ID
> Ted says 'Blackish'....I found a dead Buller's SW that was most obviously
> very white underneath and appeared darker upperside (maybe because it was
> dead?...I.E. the M didn't appear that obvious at first)....wingspan is
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