(2198) Puffinus carneipes carneipes.
The Pink-footed Shearwater.
Puffinus carneipes Gould, P. Z. S., 1844, p. 57 (Cape Leeuwin, West Australia).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Upper plumage dark sooty-brown, the feathers faintly edged paler; the head, tail and wing-quills blackish; inner webs of primaries paler brown, narrowly edged still paler and base of shafts white; lores, a narrow line above the eye, sides of head and neck rather lighter brown, strongly tinged with grey, more especially on chin and throat.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brown; bill, feet and legs flesh-colour, the tip of both mandibles dusky and darker.
Measurements. Wing 299 to 316 mm.; tail 137 to 148 mm.;. tarsus about 52 to 56 mm.; culmen 41 to 46 mm.
Distribution. Western Australian Seas. Once at Panadure in Ceylon in 1879. The skin of this bird was discovered in the Colombo Museum by Wait and sent home for comparison and for confirmation of his identification.
Nidification. The Pink-footed Petrel breeds from November to January, laying the usual one white egg at the bottom of a long burrow. The eggs are said to measure in length between 66 and 72 mm. and in breadth between 47 and 48 mm.
Habits. Those of the genus.