Petrel, Cooks

Pterodroma cookii. A Cooks Petrel mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position with wings closed. Head is inclined towards the left. Webbing on right foot is damaged. Brown, grey and cream colourings.
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They breed on Little Barrier and Great Barrier Islands of the North Island and Codfish Island near Stewart Island. They are often seen in large flocks during the summer. They feed on small crustacean and squid. There populations have increased from predator control on their main breeding islands.
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