SPECTACLED PETREL Procellaria conspicillata

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Formerly lumped with the previous species, the white patterning on the head immediately sets this bird apart, whilst the extent is variable, most birds show part of the "spectacles". Whether birds such as the one shown bottom left are pure Spectacled is not known. Endemic to Tristan da Cunha, both this and the previous species are ship-followers, indeed one of the birds shown here followed our ship North for some five days, eventually entering the tropics.

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