BULWER'S PETREL Bulweria bulwerii

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Widespread in tropical and subtropical areas of the three main oceans, these all-dark petrels, forming a genus with Jouanin's, are small with a wedge-shaped tail which is held closed, appearing long and pointed. Despite this unique appearence they can be confused at range with large Storm-petrels e.g. Matsudaira's, or even Noddies. Tending to be solitary at sea, and having nothing to do with ships, makes them difficult photographic subjects.

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