Kōrero: West Coast region

Westland petrel (3 o 3)

Westland petrel

Westland petrels (Procellaria westlandica) are one of the few petrel species still breeding on the mainland, at a single hillside colony near Punakaiki on the West Coast. Among the largest burrowing petrels, they are less vulnerable to predation in the nest than smaller petrels.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031026
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Climate and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21067/westland-petrel (accessed 10 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016