Fluttering Shearwater

The Fluttering Shearwater is a species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. It is found in New Zealand and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores.

The Fluttering Shearwater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia) is a species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. It is found in New Zealand and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Puffinus gavia References - * BirdLife International 2004. Puffinus gavia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

According to Oliver, the fluttering shearwater was first collected by J.R. Forster, one of the naturalists of Cook's second voyage, in 1773 in Queen Charlotte Sound, and the publication by Lichtenstein in 1844 of Forster's description was the first introduction of the bird to science, hence it is sometimes called Forster's shearwater. More

Fluttering Shearwater by maureen_g on flickr.com Another first time bird!!! ;-)) View On Black Tags: Japan, Environment, Australia, moon, bird, study, Night, nsw, observation, moonlight, seabird, pelagic, wollongongpelagic Photo PropertiesNP! ID: 1695920Title: Fluttering ShearwaterFile Size: 1512 × 1010 – 213. More

Fluttering Shearwaters breed only in New Zealand in dense or scattered colonies on many off shore islands from Northland to the Marlborough Sounds. Breeding is between September and February after they have returned to court and clean out their burrows. The single white egg hatches in November and the chick fledges in late January or early February. With the spread of introduced predators these birds survive best on islands without mammalian predators. More

to re-establish a colony of fluttering shearwater on Mana Island, off the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand. It describes the selection of chicks, transfer methods, and hand-feeding protocols, and presents emergent behaviour, fledging results and a summary of the success of the translocation. Viewing this document This document is currently only available on this website as a PDF. More

The fluttering shearwater is believed to be a semi-migrant species with only the juveniles spending time in south east Australia. The red cell enzymes of P. gavia, P. huttoni and P. griseus are compared. There are differences in two esterase loci between gavia and huttoni, while P. griseus is more distantly related. Nei's genetic identity values are calculated. The systematic value of electrophoretic data is discussed. The relationship of an undescribed subfossil shearwater to P. gavia and P. huttoni is discussed. More

Fluttering Shearwater, making a running takeoff from waters near Great Barrier Island = By: Chris Court | View Full Portfolio (62 images) - Tags: barrier barrier fluttering great great island island making near nikon 70-200mm f28g ed-if af-s vr zoom-nikkor nikon d200 running shearwater takeoff waters Equipment: Nikon D200, Nikon 70-200mm f/2. More

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hundred fluttering shearwaters may be seen within 1-2 miles off the Kaikoura Coast, although fluttering shearwaters generally occur as the odd bird with flocks of up to thousands of Hutton's shearwaters. Hutton's Shearwater = Hutton’s shearwaters breed only on the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains at an altitude of 1200-1800metres - a most unusual place for a seabird to nest. Given the usual and inaccessible breeding grounds, its breeding sites were not found until 1965 by mountaineer Geoff Harrow. More

of fluttering shearwaters, little penguins in ones and twos, and the occasional Australasian gannet. A little further towards the open sea and fairy prions started to put in an appearance, and then the occasional common diving petrel. As we headed out on an easterly bearing into more open sea the numbers of fairy prions, fluttering shearwaters, and common diving petrels increased. More

Fluttering Shearwater Puffinis gavia (In flight) More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Procellariidae
Genus : Puffinus
Species : gavia
Authority : (Forster, 1844)