• Petrel in Full Flight from Whale watching

    Image ID
    FOT551362
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    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    13.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    9100 x 6625 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    770 x 561 mm
    30.3 x 22.1 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.Kaikoura wild life bird brown white beck wings eye peninsula
    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
    Travel
    Sub Category
    Adventure
    Dominant colour
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