Skull, Short-tailed Shearwater
Skull and mandible of a Short-tailed Shearwater. Labelled "17". Mounted on a piece of wood. Sticker attached to wood reads as follows: "Short Tailed / Shearwater / (Puffinus / tenuirostris) / Bell Block / 8.4.69 C. Paulin". Salmon pink paper label attached to skull reads as follows: "17 Short tailed shearwater / (Puffinus tenuirostris) / Bell Block / 8.4.69 C. Paulin."
One of the most numerous shearwater species with an estimated 23 million birds. They breed on islands of Australia. They can be seen at sea of New Zealand coast. They are smaller than the sooty shearwaters which they are often mistaken for.
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