Re: Zino's Petrel

Subject: Re: Zino's Petrel
From: (John Penhallurick)
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 1997 03:44:19 +1000
Zino's Petrel is an English synonmym for Madeira Petrel (P.madeirae), if my 
memory serves me aright.  If not that, it's P.feae.

John Penhallurick

>Yesterday I received some mail from "Birdlife International" looking for  
>donations to help save the world's rarest breeding seabird. A bird called 
>the Zino's Petrel. It must be very rare I have never heard of it.  Can  
>anyone tell me the latin name or any other details? is it one of the  
>Soft-plumaged Types? 
>The article reads: 
>"Zino's Petrel Europe's rarest breeding seabird with only 20-30 pairs  
>left in the world. Eggs, Chicks and adults are often killed by rats and 
>cats.  In just one year 10 adults were killed - an absolute disaster 
>given their low numbers. We must ensure adequate protection of breeding  
>ledges if this bird is to have a chance of survival. 
>Other depressing news mentioned in this paper includes: 
>Lesser White fronted Goose population fallen by 90% since 1940's 
>Corncrake population down 50% in 10 years. 
>Imperial Eagle declining rapidly. 
>Lesser Kestrel, only 5000 remain having declined from a population 
> of 50,000 only 16 years ago 
>PS I would have thought Fiji Petrel would have been rarer? 
>Tony Palliser  (.....Sydney, Australia)         
>Phone.....+61 2 9900 1678 or Home +61 2 9427 7563   
>Fax.......+61 2 9900 1669 
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