Kōrero: Petrels

Biggest petrel (2 o 2)

Biggest petrel

The largest petrels are in the albatross family, the biggest of all being the southern royal albatross (seen here on Campbell Island). Its wing span can be up to 3.5 metres, and adult males weigh between 8 and 11 kilograms.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Petrels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8568/biggest-petrel (accessed 10 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015