Christmas Shearwater

Puffinus nativitatis

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

CHSH

Code 6

PUFNAT

ITIS

HEAD

Christmas Shearwater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black-brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Black brown
  • Throat Color: Black brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Christmas Shearwater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-38 cm (14-15 in)
  • Weight: 415 g (14.63 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Brown
  • Upperparts: Black brown with some pale edging to feathers on back.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Christmas Shearwater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates glides with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 71-90 cm (28-35.4 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Gray
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