Strange Petrel

To: Nikolas Haass <>, Stephen Murray <>, "" <>
Subject: Strange Petrel
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:17:17 +0000
It also has the look of a Providence Petrel.
From: Birding-Aus  on behalf of Nikolas 
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 6:06 PM
To: Stephen Murray; 
Subject: Strange Petrel

Hi Steve,

What about Murphy's Petrel. I guess the face is a bit too white and the
primary bases not extremely reflective. But maybe that fits still within
the range of Murphy's?



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On 2/06/14 4:20 PM, "Stephen Murray" <> wrote:

>Hello all.
>Here's one for the seabirders. I was recently on a cruise in the North
>Pacific where I photographed a rather strange all dark petrel. I am of the
>opinion that it is a dark morph of Mottled Petrel, but I can find no
>of such a thing in the literature. I am swayed by the fact that there were
>numerous Mottled Petrels in the same area, and the shape looks the same.
>few ordinary photos can be seen here
> along with some of the
>mottled petrels. I am aware that the extent of dark underneath is variable
>but this bird has a dark underwing as well.
>What do people think?
>Cheers Steve Murray
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