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33 cm. Black above and white below, black half-collar, black undertail-coverts and thighs, white flank patch extending to side of rump. Underwing black around leading and trailing borders sharply demarcated from central white areas.
Three subspecies are recognized
The latter is often called Newell's Shearwater and sometimes counted as a full species.
Rocky burrows, bushy areas at forest edge.
It nests in rocky burrows.
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