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Audubon's Shearwater

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Audubon's Shearwater

Overview
Audubon's Shearwater: Small, stocky seabird with dark brown upperparts and white underparts. Underwing coverts are white. Tail is dark brown with short, gray undertail coverts. Bill is dark and legs and feet are pink. Fish and squid make up most of its diet. Alternates rapid wing beats with glides.

Range and Habitat
Audubon's Shearwater: Breeds on islands in tropical seas around the world. Wanders northward along the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean and Bermuda as far as the Carolinas and New England; spends most of its time on water.

INTERESTING FACTS
The Audubon’s Shearwater feeds in a variety of methods, both diving below the surface to chase prey, pursuit plunging, and surface feeding. Unlike other birds of its genus, it is not a ship follower. Their twittering calls and mewing are often only heard at night in the breeding colonies. They breed throughout the year and a successful pair can produce a chick about every 9-10 months. A group of shearwaters are collectively known as an "improbability" of shearwaters.

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