WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER

(Puffinus pacificus)

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Roberts VI / VII 41 / 527
Clements 2000 11.0570
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
 11-59

 

A medium sized bird (40 cm to 45 cm) found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is a rare non breeding visitor to the East coast of SA. It picks up food by dipping head underwater in flight, mainly cephalopods, crustaceans and fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Kiribati 2005 $2
Maldives 0705  0714 1977 4la
Marshall Islands 0102  0105 1987 44c
Marshall Islands 0296 0345 1991 29c
Norfolk Islands 0578   1994 45c