Scientific Name: Ardenna tenuirostris
Alternative Name: Muttonbird
Malay Name: Itik-itik Ekor Pendek
Chinese Name: 短尾鹱
Breeds in SE Australia and wanders north into the Pacific Ocean outside breeding season
Size: 41-43 cm
Identification: Overall dark sooty-brown plumage with pale chin, slightly paler breast and belly, prominent whitish area at the centre of underwing and toes extend beyond tip of short tail when in flight.
Similar looking species: Bulwer’s Petrel
Habitat: Open seas
Behaviour/Ecology: Flight direct, consisting of a flapping rise followed by a long downward glide.
Local Status: Rare passage migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Straits of Singapore.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia