Petrels Photo Index

White-necked Petrel Pterodroma cervicalis



White-necked Petrel, Norfolk Island, March 2007


 Off Norfolk Island, Australia, March 2007



Note that the black line on the underwing arcs away from the leading edge on the 'hand' as well as on the 'arm'. Other photos show that the white area thus defined on the under primary-coverts can be admixed with black but that, contra most depictions in field-guides, black on the 'hand' is not confined to a neat black leading edge.

A. R. Dean



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