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Flesh-footed Shearwater

Ardenna carneipes

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A uniformly dark chocolate-brown, large-sized shearwater of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Long, pale, pink-white bill with sharply hooked dark tip. The legs and feet are a pink, fleshy color for which they are named. Mostly solitary at sea but do congregate in popular foraging spots. Often seen following fishing boats. Breeds on islands off the coast of southern Australia and northern New Zealand.

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