Possible Black Petrel on Fingal Beach

To: Rohan Clarke <>
Subject: Possible Black Petrel on Fingal Beach
From: Nick Talbot <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:34:42 +1100
Thanks Rohan,
I'm staying nearby so I can go back and check it again in the morning,

> On 28 Dec 2014, at 10:04 pm, Rohan Clarke <> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> Nice find! Definitely a Black Petrel. It's a dark Procellaria petrel with a 
> black tipped bill which narrows it to either Black or Westland - even in this 
> iPhone image you can see that the very tip of the hook (the maxillary unguis) 
> droops below an imaginary straight line running along the lower edge of the 
> lower mandible and this rules out Westland Petrel.
> It is very unlikely to survive on the beach. A wildlife career might collect 
> if you can provide them an exact location. If it doesn't make it, it would 
> probably make a valuable addition to the either the Australian Museum or the 
> National Wildlife Collection.
> Cheers,
> Rohan
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