Black-vented Shearwater

Puffinus opisthomelas

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

BVSH

Code 6

PUFOPI

ITIS

HEAD

Black-vented Shearwater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: White, gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-vented Shearwater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Weight: 275 g (9.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-vented Shearwater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Quick low flight with stiff short wing beats followed by a glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-89 cm (30-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown-black
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Pink
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