Diving petrels (pictured in the water while a white-faced storm petrel hovers above) are chunky little birds. Their wings, too short for gliding, beat so fast they are a blur. Flying amongst wave-tops, diving petrels continue into a wave and come out the other side at the same speed, still flying. To feed, they dive underwater, then swim about using their wings.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Watercolour by Elaine Power
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