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2009-05-06 10:49:09

The first U.S. satellite study of the Spectacled Petrel has revealed new information about the rare bird's ecology, with major conservation implications. Researchers said the Spectacled Petrel was only recognized as a unique species, separate from the White-chinned Petrel, a decade ago, and until now, little was known about its non-breeding distribution. But American Bird Conservancy scientists said a donation of satellite transmitters by North Star Science and Technology LLC allowed ABC...


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Great-Winged Petrel, Pterodroma macroptera
2013-04-23 12:41:43

The Great-winged Petrel or Grey-faced Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera) is a petrel. In New Zealand, it is also known by its Maori name oi and as a muttonbird. The following are the two recognized subspecies of P. macroptera. - P. m. macroptera and P. m gouldi, the latter of the two is endemic to New Zealand, and is often called the Grey-faced Petrel. It breeds in the Southern Hemisphere between 30 and 50 degrees south having colonies on Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island, the Crozet Islands,...

Black Petrel, Procellaria parkinsoni
2013-04-21 09:01:42

The Black Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni) is also called the Parkinson’s Petrel. It is a large, black petrel, the smallest of the Procellaria. This species is an endemic breeder of New Zealand, breeding only on islands off the North Island, on Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island. At sea it scatters as far as Australia and Ecuador. It’s a medium-sized, all black petrel except for pale sections on the bill. The wingspan is 110 cm on average. This bird is usually seen in the...

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2007-10-24 13:48:19

The Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica), is a rare seabird that is found in New Zealand's forests. It is one of the largest petrels that nest in burrows. It has a highly restricted breeding range, currently confined to a small area of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island in an area protected in Paparoa National Park in dense forested hills. At sea it ranges from Tasmania to Chile taking fish and squid, as well as fishery waste. The Westland Petrel is threatened by introduced...

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2007-10-24 13:46:19

The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the White-chinned Petrel is composed mainly of krill, followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface...

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2007-10-24 13:43:58

The Grey Petrel (Procellaria cinerea), also known as the Puffin Gris or Pardela Gris, is a species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. It is found in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile,Falkland Islands, French Southern Territories, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Saint Helena, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are sub-Antarctic shrubland and open seas.

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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