Identification of Sooty shearwater

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Sooty Shearwater ( Puffinus griseus)
L40-51cm.WS94-109cm.Dark sooty grey / brown colour and narrow wings.At distance looks completely black.White line to underside of wings seperates it from other petrels.Breeds southern south America and winters in the North Atlantic (our spring -summer).Regular in North Sea between July and October.
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Sooty Shearwater ( Puffinus griseus)
Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the WorldAlbatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World
Famous for their size and elegance in flight, albatrosses are familiar to anyone who has travelled through the southern oceans, and are a flagship family of conservation concern. However, they are just one of several groups of ‘pelagic’ birds that visit land only to breed, and spend the rest of their lives far from the coast. Mysterious and graceful, these birds can present a formidable identification challenge.This book provides the answer — 46 spectacular colour plates highlight key identification criteria of the birds in flight.The plates are accompanied by accurate distribution maps,while the sparkling text emphasises how to distinguish similar species.

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