Christmas Shearwater

Puffinus nativitatis

ML95516701


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Joshua Rudolph
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eBird Checklist S44615541
HI: Kona Pelagic C FAD Buoy - 4.14.2018 (22); CHSH/MOPE/SOSH; 1226 hrs
Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 19.386, -155.9851 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Cropped photo

Observation details

This bird was initially called a Sooty in the field. Upon reviewing photos, I believed the bird to be a Short-tail based on head shape and bill structure. Reached out to L. Tanino for opinions. Photos were circulated and the assessment was Christmas shearwater by B. Sullivan and P. Pyle. Discussion on size between all parties insued. However I'm wondering now if during transition from camera to binocular that I watched another bird (sooty) take off instead of this particular bird. Initial impression in field was light underwing and SOSH sized bird. Difference in time stamp from this bird and posted sooty photos are 6 minutes. Obvious differences present, especially in bill. S. Howell weighed in, confirming CHSH based on glossy black bill, dark chocolate plumage, etc. Thanks to all those involved in the discussion.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
472KB
Dimensions
2318 x 1545

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