Merry Christmas Shearwaters!

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No, there is a second island named for Christmas, although it is more correctly known today as Kiritimati in the Republic of Kiribati in the Central Pacific. Christmas Shearwater ( Puffinus nativitatis ) on Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii. When I worked on Tern Island in Hawaii I would always take the opportunity to take photos when I found them, but there were never very many of them on the island. Birds Christmas features Hawaii seabirds shearwaters

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