Fluttering shearwater (2070/2460)

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Fluttering shearwaters are commonly found in inshore waters, and may form large flocks. They fly low and fast, with fluttering wing beats and short glides.

Scientific name
Puffinus gavia
Common names
fluttering shearwater, pakaha, Forster's shearwater, flutterer, brown-backed shearwater
Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
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