Story: Petrels

Petrels that breed in New Zealand

This table gives the number of species in each group of petrels worldwide and lists the species that breed in the New Zealand region, including the Kermadec, Chatham and subantarctic islands. Albatrosses are not included here. 

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Sources: New Zealand Birds Online; Kerry-Jayne Wilson, Flight of the huia. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2004, pp. 345–346

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Shearwaters, Procellaria and fulmarine petrels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/8582/petrels-that-breed-in-new-zealand (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015