Wedge-tailed Shearwater (species: Ardenna pacifica) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ardenna pacifica
Wedge-tailed Shearwater

©Anne Hoggett: Wedge-tailed Shearwater near Lizard Island, January 2012

©Anne Hoggett: Wedge-tailed Shearwaters hunting baitfish outside the passage between Hicks and Hilder Reefs in January 2012
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Procellariidae
Genus Ardenna
Species Ardenna pacifica



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 47 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Domm, S. (1977). Sea birds and waders of the Lizard Island area, The Sunbird, 8: 1-8. LIRS catalog number 4.
  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (1996). Field Guide to the Birds of Australia: Fifth Edition Penguin Books, Australia.