Fluttering Shearwater (species: Puffinus (Puffinus) gavia) in Sydney Marine Life (Gaia Guide)
Puffinus (Puffinus) gavia
Fluttering Shearwater

©J.J. Harrison: Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus (Puffinus) gavia)

©Duncan: Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus (Puffinus) gavia)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Procellariidae
Genus Puffinus
Species Puffinus (Puffinus) gavia
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 31 cm to 36 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus (Puffinus) gavia)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in New Zealand and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. (Wikipedia)

Local abundance

  • Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand: abundant

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