Story: Petrels

Petrel burrow sites (3rd of 3)

Petrel burrow sites

Often petrel burrows are in steep slopes above the sea, creating interesting challenges for researchers attempting to count them. This surveyor is working on Burgess Island (Pokohinu) in the Mokohinau Island group, in the outer Hauraki Gulf. Petrels likely to have burrows on this slope include common diving petrels, fluttering shearwaters and little shearwaters. Crevices in these rock bluffs may be used by storm petrels.

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Photograph by Terry C. Greene

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8576/petrel-burrow-sites (accessed 8 December 2019)

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