Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes

Sections

Breeding

Are monogamous. Form colonies in breeding season. Both parents incubate the egg, alternating periods ranging from one to eight days. The visits to nests are strictly nocturnal.

These shearwaters arrive at nesting sites in Australia in late September and early October. The nest is a large burrow, and is lined with roots of grass and feathers. Puts one white egg. Incubation takes approximately 53 days.

Recommended Citation

Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/flfshe