Kōrero: Petrels

Nest sites (1 o 3)

Nest sites

Some petrels nest by burrowing into soil among tree roots on forested islands. The dips in the ground beneath these trees on Stephens Island are fairy prion burrows, which may be up to 2 metres long. Here, burrows are often shared by tuatara (lizard-like reptiles), which make the most of the shelter they provide.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10038673
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Petrels - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8574/nest-sites (accessed 9 December 2019)

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