French: Pétrel de Pycroft German: Pycroftsturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de Pycroft
Taranga, Hen Island, New Zealand
N, C & SW Pacific Ocean, breeding on islands off NE North I, New Zealand.
26–28 cm; 112–201 g; wingspan 53 cm. Small grey-and-white gadfly petrel with distinct dark M across upperwings and mostly white underwings. Feathers of... read more
Seven different vocalizations described, two given in flight and five from ground, with c. 70% of... read more
Marine and probably pelagic. Breeds on offshore islands, occupying coastal slopes, cliffs and... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known; small cephalopods recorded.
Starts Nov, with first arrival at colony during Oct, c. 38 days prior to egg-laying (including pre-laying exodus of c. 14 days), which... read more
Very little known. Absent from colonies Apr–Oct; apparently migrates to N Pacific, especially... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered to be Endangered and formerly bred on Norfolk and Lord Howe Is. Breeds on 11 islands off North I, New Zealand, including Ririwha (Stephenson... read more
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