Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)


Wedge-tailed Shearwater (light morph)Muttonbirds, mutton-birds, or mutton birds are seabirds whose young are collected for food and other uses before they fledge.


The species most frequently called “muttonbirds” are:

    • Short-tailed Shearwater, nesting in south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Furneaux Group of islands in eastern Bass Strait.



Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus, Left: pale morph - Right: dark morph



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