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Sooty Shearwater Video Stock Footage

Sooty shearwaters are 40–51 cm in length with a 94– to 110-cm wingspan. It has the typical "shearing" flight of the genus, dipping from side to side on stiff wings with few wing beats, the wingtips almost touching the water. Its flight is powerful and direct, with wings held stiff and straight, giving the impression of a very small albatross. This shearwater is identifiable by its dark plumage, which is responsible for its name. In poor viewing conditions, it looks all black, but in good light, it shows as dark chocolate-brown with a silvery strip along the center of the underwing. Learn more about Sooty Shearwater

View related species in family group: Petrel and Shearwater

Animalia: Chordata: Procellariiformes: Aves: Procellariidae: Puffinus griseus

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