Merry Christmas Shearwaters!

10,000 Birds

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. In contrast to some of the highly numerous species of tropical seabird it is not a common or abundant species, across its entire range there are probably no more than 150,000 of them (contrast this to the estimated 5 million Wedge-tailed Shearwaters).

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