French: Puffin de Hutton German: Huttonsturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela de Hutton
Puffinus reinholdi huttoni
Snares Island, New Zealand
New Zealand and Australian waters, breeding in Seaward Kaikoura Range in NE South I (New Zealand).
36–38 cm; 242–378 g, or male 305–430 g and female 292·5–425 g during nesting period; wingspan 72–78 cm. Mid-sized to smallish... read more
Considered similar to that of P. gavia and Ardenna grisea. Noisy at colonies but... read more
Marine; prefers waters over continental shelf, mainly offshore. Breeds well inland on mountain... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small fish (Clupeidae, Myctophidae, averaging c. 40 mm in length) and crustaceans (Nyctiphanes australis), probably mainly... read more
Return to colonies late Aug/Sept (mostly in mid Sept), when ground may still be snow-covered, laying between 23 Oct and 1 Dec (mean 8... read more
Migrates across Tasman Sea to Australia, where some birds apparently move up E coast while others... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Population apparently stable at present, with recent evidence of long-term increase in Kowhai Valley, at annual rate of 1·7% over last 20 years, but that... read more
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