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, nesting throughout the tropical and subtropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans
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