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New Caledonian Storm-Petrel

Ulladulla pelagic

Canon EOS 30D
1/800s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso640 full exif

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Mike Imber 01-Apr-2010 07:49
This is a different bird to the Wildiaries one. Look at the relative lengths of the 3 outermost primaries; also the general plumage [very fresh here] and the undertail: the Wildiaries one shows moult with fresh undertail coverts growing out adjacent to the vent. I'm quite sure that Rob's bird is a fledgling and the Wildiaries one an adult in first stages of moult. Thus at least 3 NZSPs have been seen. No doubt there are others. Mike Imber
Guest 30-Mar-2010 07:50
Great picture. Well done Rob
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