1173. Puffinus carneipes

1173. FLESH-COLOURED SHEARWATER.
PUFFINUS CARNEIPES.
Puffinus carneipes, Gould, P.Z.S. 1844, p. 57 ; id. B. of Austral, vii. pl. 57 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 265 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 385 ; Ridgway, p. 62.
Male ad. (Japan). Entire plumage dark sooty chocolate-brown, the throat and under parts rather paler and greyer ; under wing-coverts and axillaries sooty brown ; bill fleshy white, the culmen and tips of mandibles brown ; legs, feet, and interdigital membranes yellowish flesh-colour. Culmen 2.3, wing 12.8, tail 5.0, tarsus 2.2, middle toe with claw 2.65 inch.
Hab. The Australian and New Zealand seas, north to the Japanese seas. Respecting the habits of this bird I find practically nothing on record, but it doubtless does not differ from its allies. It breeds on the small islands off Cape Leeuwin on the coast of Australia, nesting in holes in the ground, and deposits a single white egg, which measures about 2.93 by 1.98.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1173. Puffinus carneipes
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1173
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
853
Common name: 
Flesh Coloured Shearwater
M_ID: 
1837
M_CN: 
Flesh-footed Shearwater
M_SN: 
Puffinus carneipes
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10250

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