Parkinson's Petrel

Procellaria parkinsoni

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Code 4

PAPE

Code 6

PROPAR

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

1



Incubation Days:

57



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

In a burrow.



Nest Material:

No material added to nest.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Parkinson's Petrel: Medium to large seabird with overall black to dark brown plumage, yellow-white tube-nosed bill, and black legs and feet. Long wings and medium-length tail.

Range and Habitat

Parkinson's Petrel: Breeds in forest on Great Barrier and Little Barrier islands in New Zealand and forages in pelagic waters of the Pacific Ocean. After breeding, migrates to pelagic waters of the eastern Pacific and has occurred once as a vagrant in waters off the California coast at the Cordell Banks.

Breeding and Nesting

Parkinson's Petrel: Single white egg is laid in burrow and incubated by both sexes for 57 days. They nest in colonies and this takes place between October and June.

Foraging and Feeding

Parkinson's Petrel: Forages for squid and other small marine creatures by picking them off and diving a few feet below the surface of the water.

Vocalization

Parkinson's Petrel: Makes occasional clacking noises and squawks.

Similar Species

Parkinson's Petrel: White-chinned Petrel is larger and has an all-white bill and chin.

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PelagicX
The pelagic is a type of bird whose habitat is on the open ocean rather than in a coastal region or on inland bodies of water (lakes, rivers). An example of a pelagic bird is the blacklegged kittiwake.
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