Story: Petrels

Fulmar prions (2nd of 2)

Fulmar prions

Most of the New Zealand population of fulmar prions is on the Bounty Islands, where the birds nest in crevices and under rock falls. Unusually for petrels, they are active around the breeding colony during daylight. If they are bothered by skuas or gulls, dozens of prions will flock together and mob the intruders.

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Prions, gadfly, storm and diving petrels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

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