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Flesh-footed Shearwater

Ardenna carneipes

Among the hordes of Sooty Shearwaters off our Pacific Coast, this larger bird is sometimes seen, especially in fall. It is closely related to the Pink-footed Shearwater, and resembles it in shape and habits.
Family Shearwaters and Petrels
Among the hordes of Sooty Shearwaters off our Pacific Coast, this larger bird is sometimes seen, especially in fall. It is closely related to the Pink-footed Shearwater, and resembles it in shape and habits.
Flesh-footed Shearwater around California

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