Great Shearwater

Ardenna gravis

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

GRSH

Code 6

PUFGRA

ITIS

HEAD

Great Shearwater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to brownish black.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Plain
  • Crown Color: Brown-black
  • Forehead Color: Brown-black
  • Nape Color: Brown-black with thin white collar.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Greater Shearwater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 48 cm (19 in)
  • Weight: 862 g (30.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White with gray-brown patch on belly.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid, Scaled or scalloped
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Greater Shearwater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Glides on stiff wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 100-122 cm (39.5-48 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Black with white band at base.
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Pink
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