no sexual dimmorphism (California, USA; 2009-07-09)

Pink-footed Shearwater
Puffinus creatopus

Native Range: Pacific Ocean

Notes: a rather large, white-bellied shearwater with a two-toned bill and relatively slow wingbeats; often seen in association with Sooty Shearwater; breeds on islands off the coast of Chile but travels widely at sea.

brownish-gray above; pink bill with black tip (California, USA; 2009-07-18)

whitish body underneath; white wing linings (California, USA; 2009-07-18)

classic shearwater flight profile (California, USA; 2006-09-16)

taxiing on water for takeoff (California, USA; 2009-07-03)

getting airborne and showing pink feet (California, USA; 2009-07-03)