COOK'S PETREL Pterodroma cooki


A smaller, and paler bird than most similar Pterodromae, with a fast swooping flight (difficult to photograph). Breeding on Great and Little Barrier, and Codfish Islands, off N.Z., it has a large pelagic range as far as the Aleutians and Baja California. Of course, such a dashing attractive species doesn't follow ships.


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