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WEDGETAILED SHEARWATER (Puffinus pacificus)
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Wedgetailed shearwater

About the same size as the Flesh-footed shearwater, the Wedgetailed shearwater is a much lighter bird, and at Lord Howe Island breeds mainly on the offshore islets. However since removal of feral and domestic cats in the 1980's, these birds are colonising many parts of the coastal areas of the main island, including the Lagoon dune areas.

Length: 43cm; wingspan: 100cm; weight 400gms.

 
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