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Fluttering shearwater

Fluttering Shearwater

Fluttering shearwater. In flight showing underwing. Wellington Harbour, June 2008. Photo by Duncan Watson

This pelagic (open ocean) species nests on offshore islands, but is often seen just off the main coast of the Bay of Plenty. A small black and white bird, their flight is quite distinctive, with long periods of soaring just above the waves.
Fluttering shearwater – NZ Birds on Line

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