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LITTLE SHEARWATER (Puffinus assimilis)
Biodiversity > Birds > Seabirds

A small black and white shearwater seldom seen at Lord Howe Island, as they mainly breed on the offshore islets. They were first observed breeding on the main Lord Howe Island island in 1990. It is believed that removal of feral cats in the 1980's made the island a safe environment for these birds to colonise.

Length: 28cm; wingspan 62cm; weight 155gms.

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