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Short-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus tenuirostris, AV6659

Physical Description

Study skin of a medium sized grey and brown sea bird lying on its back, with the body in a straight line with the head and tail. The head is tilted so the beak is pointing up. Legs are crossed in front of the tail. Wings are folded against the body. Beak is held closed with thread. A length of wooden skewer is protruding from the abdominal cavity in line with the tail.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 75 x 85 x 395mm

Sex

Male

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