Flesh-footed Shearwater

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 March 2013
Scientific Name
Puffinus carneipes
  • Procellariiformes
  • Procellariidae
  • Puffinus
  • P. carneipes
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 28 November 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
15.7 to 17.7 inches

International Names

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