Mystery Bird

To: COG-L <>
Subject: Mystery Bird
From: Lindsay Hansch <>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:43:07 +0000
Can anyone help me identify the bird in the photos enclosed.  The photos were taken in late November on Norfolk Island, near the Captian Cook Lookout (north side of island).  I saw the bird fly in to its nest under a rock ledge and there appeared to be one chick present.  My first impression was that it was a Petrel.  If that is correct, possibilities are Kermadec or Providence.  There were Black-winged in the area but they breed in burrows.  The photos are not very clear as the subject was below and some distance away.  Therefore I did not see the underside colour/markings. The first photo shows a dark backed bird but the second suggests a grey head and nape.  Appreciate any ideas.


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