JOUANIN'S PETREL Bulweria fallax

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Far more restricted in range than the previous species, breeding on islands off the Arabian peninsula and found only in the adjacent areas, this is a difficult bird to see, as Arabia isn't known for its pelagic trips! We resorted to a cruise liner sailing from Mombasa to the Red Sea, and still only saw a few. More thickset than its close relative, especially the head and bill, its dislike of ships is similar, hence the poor photos.

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