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Black-winged Petrel

(Pterodroma nigripennis)
Size: 28-30 cm; wing span 64-71 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black-winged Petrel at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Near-lateral view of a Black-winged Petrel in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

View onto the upperwing pattern of a Black-winged Petrel in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

Ventral view showing the underwing pattern of a Black-winged Petrel in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

Ventral view showing the underwing pattern of a Black-winged Petrel in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

Breeding information

Breeding season: Nov - May Eggs: 1 Incubation period: ? Fledging age: ?

Nest

"bungobittah", "malunna" = nest [Aboriginal]

Type: Tunnel Material: Sandy soil Height above ground: N/A

Black-winged Petrel banking to enter its nest tunnel, which is partly hidden on the right (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, November 2014]

Eggs

"boyanga", "booyanga", "derinya", "dirandil", "koomura", "ngampu", "nooluk", "pateena" = Egg; "dirundirri" = eggs [Aboriginal]; "gawu" = eggs [gamilaraay]

Size: 66 x 41 mm Colour: Off-white Shape: Tapered oval

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