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KERMADEC PETREL (Pterodroma neglecta)
Biodiversity > Birds > Seabirds

A medium sized seabird identified by the white flashes on lower and upper wing surfaces.

There are three colour phases at Lord Howe Island - the dark phase is most common and these birds are dark grey all over, with the white wing flashes; the light phase has a white body and head; and there are intermediate phases between these two.


Once breeding on Lord Howe Island, introduced rats have forced them to offshore islets, particularly Ball's Pyramid, 23km southeast of Lord Howe Island.

Length: 38cm; wingspan:92cm; weight 500gms.


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