Story: Petrels

Muttonbirding

Muttonbirding

Sooty shearwater chicks (muttonbirds) were an important food for Māori and are still harvested each year from certain sites, according to a system of inherited rights.

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Photograph by J. O'Brien

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Petrels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8570/muttonbirding (accessed 20 November 2019)

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