light colored underparts; wedge-shaped tail (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Puffinus pacificus

Native Range: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean

Notes: a mid-sized shearwater with a wedge-shaped tail that is quite noticeable in flight; no sexual dimorphism; nests in burrows or crevices.

at the entrance of its burrow nest (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

coming in for a landing; note the pink legs, feet (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

white wing linings (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

peering out from its burrow entrance (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)