Flesh-footed Shearwater (species: Ardenna carneipes) in Broadwater NP (Gaia Guide)
Ardenna carneipes
Flesh-footed Shearwater

©Duncan: Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes)

©Tom Tarrant: Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Procellariidae
Genus Ardenna
Species Ardenna carneipes
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Its plumage is black. It has pale pinkish feet, and a pale bill with a black tip. (Wikipedia)


  • From 47 cm to 48 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • Up to 107 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It breeds in colonies, and has two main breeding areas: one in the South West Pacific Ocean includes Lord Howe Island and northern New Zealand; the other is along the coast of Western Australia from Cape Leeuwin to the Recherche Archipelago. Smaller colonies breed on St Paul Island in the Indian Ocean, as well in the Astola Island of Pakistan in the Arabian Sea.

It occurs as a summer visitor in the North Pacific Ocean as far north as British Columbia. Flesh-footed shearwaters have been sighted in the Central-North Pacific, above the main Hawaiian Islands as well. (Wikipedia)

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