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They have tube like nostrils on the top of their upper beak.
 Similar species
Sooty Shearwater is larger, stiffer in flight, and the pale underwing panel is concentrated on primary coverts in this species.
Breeds on small islands near Australia. In non-breeding season, disperses to northern Pacific and Beering sea, where performing a clock-wise movement ending near California for those birds not hurrying back to breed.
The diet includes krill, squid and fish.
They excavate burrows for nests and 1 white egg is laid.
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