Black petrel (71/2613)

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A black petrel on dark blue deep sea. Black petrels are attracted to boats, hoping to find a free meal. This puts them at great risk of being caught on fish hooks and drowning.

Scientific name
Procellaria parkinsoni
Common names
Black petrel, Parkinson's petrel, tākoketai, taiko, takoketai
Hauraki Gulf, Pacific Ocean, New Zealand
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