Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Ardenna pacifica

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

WTSH

Code 6

PUFPAC

ITIS

HEAD

Wedge-tailed Shearwater Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Light brown ring around central dark core.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Dark Brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark brown
  • Nape Color: Dark Brown
  • Throat Color: Dark brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Wedge-tailed Shearwater Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-48 cm (17-19 in)
  • Weight: 570 g (20.1 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Dark brown
  • Upperparts: Dark Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Wedge-tailed Shearwater Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soaring with slow flapping wing beats followed by upward glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 97-104 cm (38-41 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark brown
  • Leg Color: Gray
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