BULWER'S PETREL FACTS
Bulwer's Petrel is a dark brown seabird. It has long wings and a long tail that tapers to a point. The wings have lighter brown. It is named after James Bulwer, an English naturalist, who brought back a specimen of the bird from Madeira Islands in 19th century. It is usually a solitary bird when at sea.
25cm - 29cm
usually found at sea in tropical and subtropical waters. During the breeding season it comes on shore to tropical islands to nest
fish and squid and other marine life that it catches from the ocean surface.
It breeds in colonies on tropical islands. The nest is protected in a crevice or burrow or under plant cover.
Bulwer's Petrel is found in tropical waters around the world. It breeds on Pacific islands, and also on islands of the north Atlantic. It has been seen in waters off tropical Western Australia and is a vagrant to Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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