Story: Petrels

Black-winged petrel

Black-winged petrel

A black-winged petrel emerges from its metre-long burrow, at the bottom of which is the nest. An estimated 2.5 million pairs of black-winged petrels breed here on Macauley Island in the sub-tropical Kermadec group, north of the North Island.

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015