New Zealand Storm-petrel seen off Port Stephens, NSW (and 2nd record alr
"Mick Roderick" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
New Zealand Storm-petrel seen off Port Stephens, NSW (and 2nd record already)
Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:08:27 +1100
Mick et al.,
What an amazing find - congratulations! To my mind photos don't leave any
room for doubt. Structure, including those rather narrow and sharply pointed
wings and trailing toes beyond the tail tip, and plumage look fine.
Streaking on the flanks and belly show this bird to be a well marked
individual (but not excessively dark) compared to some in the Hauraki Gulf,
Of interest to all, the history of the species rediscovery in NZ is
Some pics of up to 10 different birds taken in the Hauraki Gulf when I was
involved in a trip to catch birds and fit transmitters to them in an effort
to find and secure the breeding grounds can be found here.
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