A quick glance at the distinctive bill-shape and long, pointed wings of last month's mystery bird (plate 73, repeated here as plate 89) is sufficient to identify it as a shearwater. The astute reader, confident in our sense of fair play, would have immediately (and correctly) cast aside all thought of those shearwaters not recorded in the North Atlantic Ocean. Pale-footed Shearwater Puffinus carnei

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