This species is uncommon. It inhabits grasslands and inshore waters of subtropical regions. It is migratory, breeding in burrows on islands of Australia and New Zealand, and wintering in the Republic of Korea, India, Israel, Yemen, Vanuatu, Madagascar, and Chile (BirdLife International 2018).
According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at approx. 148,000 individuals. One of the major threats to this species is increased adult mortality through bycatching. Another threat is the ingestion of plastic particles by the chicks (BirdLife International 2018).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2023. Ardenna carneipes (Gould, 1844) – Flesh-footed Shearwater. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/892/Ardenna-carneipes
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