Subantarctic Shearwater

To: Frank O'Connor <>, "" <>
Subject: Subantarctic Shearwater
From: Kev Lobotomi <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:58:28 +0000
The Subantarctic Shearwater would be the dark-faced form of the Little 
Shearwater that breeds around the subantarctic. including: Chatham; Antipodes; 
Tristan de Cunha; Gough Islands. There are 2 subspecies that breed in 
Australian waters: assimilis on Lord Howe & Norfolk & tunneyi from SW WA. There 
are also subspecies on Kremadec & in NZ.-Kevin Bartram

> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:47:35 +0800
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Subantarctic Shearwater
> The IOC has just accepted the split of Subantarctic Shearwater from
> Little Shearwater. It will be included in the next update
> (IOC5.4).  I have Googled it. It appears to be the New Zealand birds,
> but it also mentions that it breeds in the southern Atlantic and Indian 
> Oceans.
> So is this the Australian species. i.e those breeding off the coast
> of Western Australia (Abrolhos Islands, islands off Albany &
> Esperance, etc)? Or would it just be a visitor to Australia?
> Thanks
> _________________________________________________________________
> Frank O'Connor                          Birding WA
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