ATLANTIC PETREL Pterodroma incerta

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As the name suggests, fairly common in the South Atlantic, breeding on Tristan da Cunha and Gough. Quite a robust bird, lacking the elegance of some of the genus, its plumage is quite diagnostic, the only similar species being Tahiti and Magenta Petrels, both confined to the Pacific. Unlike many Pterodromae it will follow ships. The bottom right bird is apparently stained from the nesting burrow, but was a mystery for quite some time until Peter Harrison helped out.

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