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White-faced Storm-Petrel

(Pelagodroma marina)
Alternate name(s): "White-faced Petrel", "Frigate Petrel", "White-breasted Storm-Petrel"
Aboriginal name(s): "ngit" (WA)

Size: 18-21 cm; wing span 38-43 cm
Weight: 43-72 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See White-faced Storm-Petrel at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel on the surface of the water, with a view of its underwing pattern; note the characteristic facial pattern - click on image to see Wedge-tailed Shearwaters for comparison (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel on the surface of the water; note the paired feet - White-faced Storm-Petrels do not walk on water, but they bound forward (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel - note the conspicuously trailing feet (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel in flight - click on image for a wider overview showing the typical, low flight of the bird
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel in low, hovering flight, with a Wedge-tailed Shearwater for comparison
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Lateral view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel in low flight, with two Wilson's Storm-Petrels for comparison
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel in primary moult (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

Dorsal view of a White-faced Storm-Petrel on the surface of the water (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[22 NM off Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, April 2018]

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