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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Puffinus gavia, Forst. (Forster's Shearwater.)

Puffinus gavia, Forst. (Forster's Shearwater.)

A nestling obtained in the Hauraki Gulf, on the 8th November, was covered with very long and thick down [unclear: o] extremely soft texture, and dark slate-grey, on the upper parts thick and close, and of a paler grey, on the under parts, fading to whitish on the crop and foreneck. Black feathers just beginning to appear on the wings.