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BLACK-WINGED PETREL (Pterodroma nigripennis)
Biodiversity > Birds > Seabirds

Blackwinged petrel

A small petrel that breeds on Lord Howe Island in summer months, being present on the Island from November to April.

Although this species may have been breeding here as early as the 1930's, its presence was only confirmed in the 1970's. Since removal of cats in the 1980's its numbers have increased and is now a common seabird at many cliff areas around the settlement area.

The nest is a burrow in sand or basalt soil, up to 2 metres long.

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