No safe way to ID Vanuatu Petrel in the field

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Subject: No safe way to ID Vanuatu Petrel in the field
From: "Dion Hobcroft" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:31:35 +1000
Hi All,


It would seem that there is no reliable way of identifying Vanuatu from
White-necked Petrels in the field and that there is complete overlap in
darkness of the under primaries although Vanuatus are consistently darker.
The bird off Port Stephens is certainly at the dark end of the spectrum.

Measurements are the way to go! Thanks to Nikolas, Mick, Paul, Alan and Jeff
for input.







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