Kōrero: Petrels

Sooty shearwater in flight

Sooty shearwater in flight

Shearwaters are named for their habit of slicing the air just above the water as they glide on stiff, pointed wings. Only occasionally flapping their wings, they gain height by flying into the wind, then glide in a broad arc.

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Reference: Image 009173_030903
Photograph by Brent Stephenson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Shearwaters, Procellaria and fulmarine petrels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8585/sooty-shearwater-in-flight (accessed 21 April 2024)

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