Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Westland Petrel

Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica

Described by: Falla (1946)
Alternate common name(s): Westland Black Petrel
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Dec 5, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi  Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Oct 5, 2004 © Jan Hartog  Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Feb, 2005 © Patrick Ingremeau  Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand - Feb, 2005 © Patrick Ingremeau 
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Range

Sw. Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea;
Breeds in s. New Zealand along the w. coast of South Island in a 30km stretch between Barrytown and Greymouth or Punakaiki in n. Westland. Nests only in densely forested areas near Punakaiki River.
Disperses to waters surrounding New Zealand (North and South Islands), into the Tasman Sea as far as se. Tasmania and se. Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and e. South Australia) as well as e. into the c. Pacific Ocean along a narrow band around 40S to at least 150W.

Videos

No videos are available for this species

Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Kiwi Wildlife Tours

References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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