Great Shearwater

Puffinus gravis

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Puffinus gravis

Family:

Petrels and shearwaters

Conservation status:

Green

Measurements

Length:

43cm to 51cm

Wingspan:

100cm to 118cm

Weight:

715g to 950g

About the Great Shearwater

The great shearwater is a large bird and is comparable to the size of a fulmar.

They have a distinctive grey cap, greyish-brown upperparts paired with light underparts. Under the wings, you'll see dark edges.

What does a Great Shearwater eat?

Their diets mainly consist of squid and fish.

Other birds in the Petrels and shearwaters family

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