The Flesh-footed Shearwater, Puffinus carneipes,is a small shearwater that has black plumage, pale pinkish feet, and a pale bill with a black tip.
It breeds in colonies and has two main breeding areas:
- In the South West Pacific Ocean: Lord Howe Island (20,000 to 40,000 pairs) and northern New Zealand (50,000 to 100,000 pairs)
- Along the coast of Western Australia from Cape Leeuwin to the Recherche Archipelago.
- Another 600 pairs breed on St. Paul Island in the Indian Ocean.
The Flesh-footed Shearwater occurs as a summer visitor in the North Pacific Ocean as far north as British Columbia. They have also been sighted in the Central-North Pacific, above the main Hawaiian Islands.