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White-chinned Petrel

White-chinned Petrel
Photographed bySonja Ross on Mon 2nd Feb, 2015 and uploaded by McKinley Moens on Mon 28th May, 2018 .
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CommentWhite-chinned Petrel
Scientific Name = Procellaria aequinoctialis
Wingspan = 1.3 - 1.4m
Conservation status (BWL) = Vulnerable

This species was misidentified as Black Petrel x9

The White-chinned Petrel is named because of a small white patch on the chin, but not all birds have this. The White-chinned Petrel is separable from the Black Petrel by plumage colour. The Black Petrel is quite a dark bird whereas the White-chinned Petrel it a dark brown.

Some other identifying features are:

- Wedge-tipped tail
- Tube nostrils
- Dusky bill tip
LocationOff Eaglehawk Neck (Tasmania)
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