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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.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Usually silent at sea.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the Flesh-footed Shearwater

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures.

Climate threats facing the Flesh-footed Shearwater

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.

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