2020 Bonanza Bird #32

Festive Name, Fascinating Bird: The Birdorable Christmas Shearwater

Birdorable Christmas Shearwater

Today is Christmas Day! And it’s the last day of our 2020 Birdorable Bonanza. Our final bird is the Christmas Shearwater, a species of shearwater found around tropical and subtropical islands in the Pacific Ocean, including Christmas Island.

This bird has a festive name but a rather drab appearance with an entirely dark brown body plumage.

Christmas Shearwaters eat fish and other aquatic prey. They depend on oceanic predators, like tuna, to drive small fish and other small creatures upwards where the shearwater can snatch prey either at the surface or after a short and shallow hunting pursuit. To help them retain their prey, Christmas Shearwaters have specialized indentations on their tongues and along the back of their beaks.

Christmas Shearwaters
Christmas Shearwaters by Duncan (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Christmas Shearwater
Christmas Shearwaters by Duncan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

On this Christmas day we wish all of our followers a wonderful holiday and a safe season! Thanks for following along. We’ll see you in 2021!

Cute Christmas Shearwater Gifts


Rosalba M S on January 5, 2021 at 9:57 PM wrote:
What day specifically will you start the 2021 Bonanza Birds again?
Rosalba M S on January 19, 2021 at 4:31 PM wrote:
Rosalba M S on March 7, 2021 at 7:38 PM wrote:
Birder on March 13, 2021 at 6:09 AM wrote:
No 2021 birds :(
Rosalba M S on March 17, 2021 at 3:15 PM wrote:
Shiedia deareemn on March 27, 2021 at 8:30 AM wrote:
It's very interesting link! Share it more please with you friends. Thank you!
laid back camp on October 29, 2021 at 1:34 PM wrote:
sad no 2021 birds
Hectorseexy on January 25, 2022 at 4:14 PM wrote:
In it all business.
ChesterTwews on February 24, 2022 at 7:19 AM wrote:
I congratulate, a brilliant idea
Spurwing Plover on June 2, 2022 at 5:20 AM wrote:
Q.Who brings gifts to all the little seabirds? A.Chris Cring-Gull
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