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MOTTLED PETREL (Pterodroma inexpectata)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. Two records. One found beachcast by John McKean at Blinky Beach in November 1959 (NMV W.5003). One found beachcast by Gary Sefton at the same place on 5 January 1964 (McKean & Hindwood 1965; now AM O.60324). Although rarely recorded from Lord Howe Island, it may occur more regularly. It migrates to the North Pacific from its New Zealand breeding grounds and in some years is recorded in numbers off eastern Australia on its southern migration (Walbridge & Ashby 1999).

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