Buller's Shearwater (species: Ardenna bulleri) in Sydney Marine Life (Gaia Guide)
Ardenna bulleri
Buller's Shearwater

©Tom Tarrant: Buller's Shearwater (Ardenna bulleri)

©CBNMS Files: Buller's Shearwater (Ardenna bulleri)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Procellariidae
Genus Ardenna
Species Ardenna bulleri
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

The upperside of Buller's Shearwater is bluish grey. A blackish stripe runs from the tertiary remiges to the primary wing coverts. The primary remiges are blackish also; the two black areas do not meet at the hand however; the area between them is a rather light gray, under bright light it may appear almost white. With the bird facing upwards, the pattern gives the impression of a broken black "M", with light gray interspersing areas. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 47 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 99 cm



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