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  Great-winged Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera)

Great-winged Petrel | Pterodroma macroptera photo
Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

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GREAT-WINGED PETREL FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pterodroma macroptera in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Procellariidae
Genus:Pterodroma
Species:macroptera
Common Name:Great-winged Petrel

Relatives in same Genus
  White-necked Petrel (P. cervicalis)
  Cooks Petrel (P. cookii)
  Mottled Petrel (P. inexpectata)
  Kermadec Petrel (P. neglecta)
  Providence Petrel (P. solandri)