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Pterodroma inexpectata

Identification

33-35 cm in size, with a 74-82 cm wingspan.

Distribution

New Zealand, Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

Taxonomy

Habitat

They are highly pelagic, rarely approaching land.

Behaviour

Diet includes fish and squid, with some crustaceans taken.

It nests in burrows and rock crevices.

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