Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas

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Manx Shearwater has white undertail coverts and more contrast between the upperparts and the underparts. Pink-footed Shearwater is larger with a darker chest and darker underwings. Immature gulls are superficially similar but can be separated at great distances by their different flight styles. Shearwaters fly closer to the surface of the water, often disappearing behind swells, alternating flaps with long glides on downcurved wings.