FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER

(Puffinus carneipes)

Also known as Pale-footed Shearwater

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Roberts VI / VII 36 / 522
Clements 2000 11.0550
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-57

 

A large bird (45 cm) with a heavy build. It is found in the South Indian and South Pacific Oceans and breeds on islands of Saint Paul, Lord Howe and off Australia and New Zealand. A rare but regular visitor to the south eastern waters of SA. Accompanies the sardine run off Natal, eating fish, squid and crustaceans.

 

List of Stamps showing Flesh-footed Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

French Southern & Antarctic Territories 0420    2000 2f70
Republic of Maldives 1083 1092 1985 Rf 3