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Petrel, Westland
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Procellaria westlandica
Argentina, Australasia, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Global, New Zealand, South America Read more
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The population numbered c.20,000 individuals (roughly equivalent to 13,000 mature individuals) in 1982 and has remained stable, with c. 2,000 pairs breeding annually. The most recent population study has produced an estimate of 2,827 annual breeding pairs (95% CI: 2,143-3,510) (B. Baker in litt . 2 ...
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The Westland Petrel is an all dark bird with a yellowish bill and dark legs. It is a large member of the petrel and shearwater family. It has a highly restricted breeding range, currently confined to a small area of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island in an area protected in Paparoa National Park in dense forested hills. At sea it ranges from Tasmania to Chile taking fish and squid, as well as fishery waste. ...
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