NZ storm petrel (1309/2460)

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New Zealand storm petrel at sea. NZ storm petrels are one of the smallest of the tube-nosed seabirds, and they have a fast flight, somewhat like a swallow, often making them a challenge for a novice to identify.

Scientific name
Fregetta maoriana
Common names
New Zealand storm petrel, NZ storm petrel, NZSP
Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
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