Saturday, June 16, 2018

WESTLAND PETREL

Photographed on Eaglehawk pelagic, Tasmania, June 2018
1254                      WESTLAND PETREL               Procellaria westlandica

AUSTRALIA                 749

Also known as Westland Black Petrel. Large member of petrel family. Majority of life spent at sea but breeds in forests of west coast of South Island New Zealand. Nocturnal and hunt at night, preying on fish, squid and crustaceans.





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