Sooty shearwater

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The Sooty shearwater – Ardenna grisea is a medium/large Shearwater of Type – Seabird family Procellariidae and Order Procellariiformes. Outside of the Breeding Season it is widely spread across the Tropical and Temperate Oceans of the World except in the Indian Ocean where it is normally only found in the southern Temperate Ocean. In the Pacific Ocean it breeds on coasts and islands of SE Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. In the Atlantic it breeds in the Falkland Islands. In the AWB Region it is found in the Atlantic, offshore of the NW Coast of Africa, but in the Northern Indian Ocean it is only Accidental. It is an extreme migrant, that follows complex migration patterns that can extend 10’s of thousands of kilometers annually, worth investigating more.

Type - seabird - colonial, nests in burrows, 
Breeding Habitat - small islands in S Atlantic and S Pacific oceans, 
Winter Habitat - pelagic over most oceans except extreme N & S, and only S in the Indian ocean, 

Order:   Procellariiformes
Family:  Procellariidae
Genus:  Ardenna

Species - Ardenna grisea 
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