Two subspecies recognized:
P. c. carneipes - Indian Ocean and western Australia
P. c. hullianus - Eastern Australia and New Zealand
Also known as Fleshy-footed Petrel, Fleshy-footed
Shearwater, Big Muttonbird, Lord Howe Muttonbird or Pale-footed Shearwater.
Where and When
Nominate subspecies carneipes breeds on
St Paul Island in the Indian Ocean as well as islands off the south coast
of western Australia from Cape Leeuwin to the Recherche Archipelago. The
other subspecies hullianus breeds on Lord Howe Island and on a number
of offshore islands in New Zealand including several in the Hauraki Gulf,
off Taranaki and in the Cook Strait.
Photographs on the web
In flight showing uppersurface and head Taken by Tony Palliser off Wollongong in March.
superimage of a bird on the water. Taken by Tony Palliser off Sydney