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Providence Petrel

(Pterodroma solandri)
Alternate name(s): "Solander's Petrel", "Brown-headed Petrel", "Bird-of-Providence", "Big Hill Muttonbird"
Size: 40 cm; wing span ca. 1.0 m
Weight: 420-560 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Providence Petrel at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Near-lateral view of a Providence Petrel; note the small light-grey facial mask (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a Providence Petrel in flight; note the squat shape (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a Providence Petrel in flight (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Providence Petrel in low, hovering flight (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Distant view of the underside of a Providence Petrel in flight; the bird's squat appearance, together with the underwing pattern and the presence of a light-grey facial mask secure the species identification (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Comparison of a Providence Petrel, upper left, with a Wilson's Storm-Petrel, lower right (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

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