Sooty Shearwater

Ardenna griseus

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

SOSH

Code 6

PUFGRI

ITIS

HEAD

Sooty Shearwater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black-brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Dark gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark gray-brown
  • Nape Color: Dark gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Dark gray-brown.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sooty Shearwater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-51 cm (18-20 in)
  • Weight: 977 g (34.49 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray
  • Underparts: Dark gray-brown.
  • Upperparts: Dark gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Sooty Shearwater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates between strong flapping flight and gliding.
  • Wingspan Range: 94-109 cm (37-43 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark gray-brown
  • Under Tail: Dark gray-brown.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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