The species most frequently called "muttonbirds" are:
- Short-tailed Shearwater, nesting in south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Furneaux Group of islands in eastern Bass Strait.
- Sooty Shearwater, nesting mainly in New Zealand and islands in the South Atlantic Ocean
- Wedge-tailed Shearwater, nesting throughout the tropical and subtropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans
There are several islands where "muttonbirds" breed and are harvested:
- Mutton Bird Island, Tasmania, Australia
- Broughton Island, NSW, Australia
- Titi/Muttonbird Islands, New Zealand
Other uses of the term are:
In local Maori dialect, the bird is known as the "tītī" (less commonly spelled "tiitii")
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