Sooty Shearwater


They are spectacular long-distance migrants, following a circular route,[11] traveling north up the western side of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans at the end of the nesting season in March–May, reaching subarctic waters in June–July where they cross from west to east, then returning south down the eastern side of the oceans in September–October, reaching to the breeding colonies in November

The sooty shearwater feeds on fish and squid. They can dive up to 68 m deep for food,[13] but more commonly take surface food, in particular often following whales to catch fish disturbed by them. They will also follow fishing boats to take fish scraps thrown overboard.