Scientific Name: Ardenna tenuirostris
Malay Name: Itik-itik Ekor Pendek Pasifik
Chinese Name: 短尾鹱
Alternative Name(s): Muttonbird
Breeds in SE Australia and wanders north into the Pacific Ocean outside breeding season
Size: 41-43 cm
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.
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 (BirdLife International 2018)
- Measurements of the 23 June 2021 Wedge-tailed Shearwater in Bishan (ID Articles)
- Pelagic Bird Survey at the Singapore Strait – 5 May 2018 (Trip Reports)
- Pelagic Bird Survey to the Horsburgh Lighthouse – 29 April 2017 (Trip Reports)
Past accepted records in our database:
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
BirdLife International. (2018). Ardenna tenuirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22698216A132635686.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.