Alternative names: Christmas Island Shearwater; Kiritimati Shearwater
- Puffinus nativitatis
- Dark brown
- Slightly paler underparts
- Dark brown underwings
- Short tail
- Brown-grey feet
Widespread throughout tropical central Pacific Ocean including Christmas Island and surrounding islands.
Pelagic; nests on sandy islands.
It nests on the surface. The single white egg is incubated for about 50 days.
It feeds at sea, and the diet includes squid, goatfish and flying fish.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Christmas Shearwater. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 15 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Christmas_Shearwater