Story: Petrels

Cook’s petrel and chick

Cook’s petrel and chick

This fluffy Cook’s petrel chick is not as large as it appears, but eventually it will weigh more than its parents. The chick might only be fed every few days, but one meal can be huge in relation to the bird’s own weight.

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

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