French: Petit Puffin German: Zwergsturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela semejante
New South Wales = Norfolk Island
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. tunneyi
Mathews, 1912 – S Australian seas, breeding on islands off SW Australia.
P. a. assimilis
Gould, 1838 – Tasman Sea, breeding on Lord Howe I and Norfolk I.
P. a. kermadecensis
Murphy, 1927 – Kermadec Is and neighbouring seas.
P. a. haurakiensis
C. A. Fleming & Serventy, 1943 – New Zealand seas S to Cook Strait, breeding on islands off NE North I (New Zealand).
25–30 cm; 139–275 g; wingspan 58–67 cm. Smallest shearwater, rather short-billed, with short broad wings and strongly bicoloured appearance. Nominate race... read more
Probably generally silent at sea. Gives varies multisyllabic screaming, crowing and laughing calls... read more
Marine, occurring over warm, tropical and subtropical waters; often pelagic, but more frequent over... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Squid, small fish and small crustaceans, including krill. Feeds mainly by pursuit-diving, pursuit-plunging and surface-diving... read more
Mostly during local summer, e.g. returns to colonies in Western Australia (tunneyi) in early Jan, to Lord Howe and Phillip I (... read more
Most populations considered fairly sedentary (making claims as far N as Gulf of Alaska appear... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). However, the species is considered Vulnerable in Australia (races assimilis and tunneyi). Widespread and locally... read more
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