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Tubenose off Lana'i, Hawaii 26 September 2022


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Hello - I caught this fly-away tubenose near the beach park by the harbor on Lana'i last week.  The only shearwater that comes up on eBird for the location is Wedge-tailed Shearwater but this bird appears to have a forked tail.

Thanks in advance for your ideas.   Moe

 

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4 hours ago, IKLland said:

I’d say it looks fine for Wedge-tailed.

 

4 hours ago, Hasan said:

Pink-footed Shearwater is very rare off Hawaii, and would have a pink bill. This is definitely Wedge-tailed. Look how long that tail is

Thanks folks for having a look...Wedge-tailed is what I'll put on the eBird report and call it a lifer.

Moe

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