another interesting streaked Storm-petrel off of Wollongong, NSW

Subject: another interesting streaked Storm-petrel off of Wollongong, NSW
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:18:42 -0700 (PDT)
Hi there,

Sorry for the late notice: We had another interesting streaked Storm-petrel off 
of Wollongong, NSW, last week - 24 April, 2010.
I've been extremely busy with work and wasn't able to analyze the 
pictures carefully. 
When I first found the bird I called it 
"white-bellied SP" (note the lower case "w"). We immediately noticed the chest 
streaks, large white underwing panel, the large foot projection 
and the clean lower belly/undertail (prior to looking at Raja's photos). The 
bird didn't show the underparts expected for a BBSP, nor the 
structure expected for a WBSP. I am deliberately not going further here...

You can find three images of this bird on Raja's website ("streaked" 
Storm-petrel, Wollongong, NSW, April, 2010).

This makes it number 4 interesting streaked Storm-petrel in a month: (1) Port 
Stephens, (2) Ulladulla, (3) Noumea, (4) Wollongong.



P.S. the bird still labeled "New Zealand Storm-petrel, Ulladulla, NSW" is 
actually the much discussed and still not identified streaked Storm-petrel off 
of Ulladulla, March, 2010.

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW


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