Wedge-tailed shearwater

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The Wedge-tailed shearwater – Ardenna pacifica is a medium/large shearwater of Type – seabird of the Family Procellariidae and the Order Procellariiformes. It is widely distributed over the Tropical areas of the N and S Pacific and Indian Oceans outside of the Breeding Season. The main breeding areas are Islands in the SW Pacific, and in the Indian Ocean on NW and W Coasts of Australia. In the AWB Region, outside of the Breeding Season it is found in the Indian Ocean around the Comoros Islands, and further N it is found offshore of the coasts of the Arabian sea but with little penetration into the Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Oman where it is recorded only as Accidental.

Type - seabird - colonial, breeding synchronized to local conditions, 
Breeding Habitat - small Tropical islands, 
Winter Habitat - extensively pelagic over Indian and Pacific oceans, 

Order:   Procellariiformes
Family:  Procellariidae
Genus:  Ardenna

Species - Ardenna pacifica
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Species - ebird.org
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Species - nz.birdsonline.org.nz
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Card -oiseaux-birds.com
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Images - google.com
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Video - youtube.com
Wedge-tailed shearwater - Datazone - birdlife.org

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