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Flesh-footed Shearwater

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About the Flesh-footed Shearwater

Also known as: Big Muttonbird, Fleshy-footed Petrel, Lord Howe Island Muttonbird, Pale-footed Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater

The Flesh-footed Shearwater is a species of seabird that breeds in burrows on offshore islands around Australia and New Zealand. They spend most of their lives at sea. They come to land during breeding season; they nest in burrows in the ground.

Flesh-footed Shearwaters are mostly dark brown-black in plumage, with pinkish feet; the pinkish beak has a dark tip.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 March 2013
Scientific Name Puffinus carneipes
  • Procellariiformes
  • Procellariidae
  • Puffinus
  • P. carneipes
Birdorable Family Albatrosses & Allies
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
15.7 to 17.7 inches
Range South Asia Australia and New Zealand Oceania

International Names

  • 淡足鹱 (Chinese)
  • buřňák světlenohý (Czech)
  • Lysbenet Skråpe (Danish)
  • Australische Grote Pijlstormvogel (Dutch)
  • sysiliitäjä (Finnish)
  • Puffin à pieds pâles (French)
  • Blassfuß-Sturmtaucher (German)
  • Berta piedicarnicini (Italian)
  • アカアシミズナギドリ (akaashimizunagidori) (Japanese)
  • Lysbeinlire (Norwegian)
  • burzyk bladodzioby (Polish)
  • Pardela-de-patas-rosadas (Portuguese)
  • Бледноногий буревестник (Russian)
  • Spanish Pardela Paticlara (Spanish) (Spanish)
  • Ljusfotad lira (Swedish)