French: Puffin à bec grêle German: Kurzschwanz-Sturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela de Tasmania
seas north of Japan and shores of Korea
Pacific and S Indian Oceans, breeding in Tasmania and S Australia (bulk of population in SE).
40–45 cm; 480–930 g; wingspan 91–100 cm. Cap to below eye dark sooty-brown or dark sooty-grey, becoming slightly paler over rest of upperparts, darker... read more
Like A. grisea is noisy at colonies but primarily calls from ground, not in flight, and... read more
Marine; occurring in inshore, offshore and, to lesser degree, pelagic waters. Breeds mainly on... read more
Food and feeding
Fish (Mallotus villosus, Ammodytes hexapterus, Sardinops sagax, Trachurus declivis, Engraulis... read more
Starts Oct, though arrives at colonies from mid Sept, and these are fully occupied by 25 Sept, with pre-laying exodus (sometimes complete,... read more
Transequatorial migrant. During breeding season also wanders over large areas of ocean as, although... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant and widespread, potentially one of the most numerous of all tubenoses, with total population estimated at 13,100,000–... read more
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