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.
>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
>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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