• Petrel Skimming the waves Kaikoura

    Image ID
    FOT551128
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    54.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    16200 x 10800 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1372 x 914 mm
    54.0 x 36.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Southern giant petrels have two distinct colour phases, which are white and dark. Dark phase adults have a grey-brown body with white head, neck and brown speckled breast. Juveniles of dark phase birds have a dark brown body with a dark brown iris, which closely resemble Northern giant petrel juveniles. except for a few scattered dark feathers. White phase birds generally constitute a maximum of 5% of a population. The Southern Giant Petrel, Macronectes giganteus, is a large seabird of the southern oceans.Diet The southern giant petrel feeds mainly on carrion and offal, but it will also feed on smaller birds such as penguins. It also eats fish and squid out at sea.New Zealnd South Island Petrel Giant bird wild life coastline waves nature
    Description
    Southern giant petrels have two distinct colour phases, which are white and dark. Dark phase adults have a grey-brown body with white head, neck and brown speckled breast. Juveniles of dark phase birds have a dark brown body with a dark brown iris, which closely resemble Northern giant petrel juveniles. except for a few scattered dark feathers. White phase birds generally constitute a maximum of 5% of a population. The Southern Giant Petrel, Macronectes giganteus, is a large seabird of the southern oceans.Diet The southern giant petrel feeds mainly on carrion and offal, but it will also feed on smaller birds such as penguins. It also eats fish and squid out at sea.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2009-06-15
    Uploaded on
    2009-06-15
    Collection
    1**A New Zealand wild life
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    Environment
    Dominant colour
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