Kōrero: Petrels

Cape petrel and egg

Cape petrel and egg

All petrels lay only one egg, and they invest a lot of energy in ensuring that the chick survives to fledge. This Cape petrel and its mate will incubate the egg for 45 days, brood the chick for 8 days and continue to feed it until it fledges at 52 days old. From then on the fledgling fends for itself at sea, and if it survives it is likely to begin breeding from the age of six.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048574

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8573/cape-petrel-and-egg (accessed 5 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015