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Hutton's Shearwater - BirdForum Opus

Puffinus huttoni
Photo by Peter Ericsson
Photographed in New Zealand

Identification:

38 cm. Black above and white below. Uniform blackish-brown upperparts, merging at side of head below eye to whitish chin, throat. Mostly dull white underparts with brownish sides to breast, thigh patches. Greyish underwing, darker brown at trailing edge.

Distribution

South Island, New Zealand.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Mountain slopes and scrubland.

Behaviour

It digs its burrows on gentle to steep mountain slopes under tussock grass or low alpine scrubland.

Diet includes small fish and krill.

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