Story: Bird migration

Petrel burrows (2nd of 2)

Petrel burrows

Many petrel species breed in burrows, often among tree roots or on cliffs and hillsides. The millions of sooty shearwater burrows here on the Snares Islands are so close together that it is difficult for a person to walk around without breaking through into tunnels and nests.

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - New Zealand’s migratory birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015