Kōrero: Petrels

Cook’s petrel and chick

Cook’s petrel and chick

This fluffy Cook’s petrel chick is not as large as it appears, but eventually it will weigh more than its parents. The chick might only be fed every few days, but one meal can be huge in relation to the bird’s own weight.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10037568
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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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/8580/cooks-petrel-and-chick (accessed 26 November 2020)

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