White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) - Wiki
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[Photo] White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) off Kaikoura. Date: 25 February 2007. Author: Mark Jobling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mjobling). License: public domain.
The White-chinned Petrel is large shearwater in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. Their diet is composed mainly of krill (42%) followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface seizing and by undertaking shallow dives, and they will readily follow ships to collect fisheries discards, making them vulnerable to long line fisheries.
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