Phoenix Petrels

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The Phoenix Petrels (Pterodroma alba) are found throughout oceans and coastal areas in the central Pacific Ocean; where there have colonies on Phoenix, Tonga, Kiritimati, Tuamotu, Marquesas and Pitcairn Island.

Distribution / Status

The Phoenix Petrel is a medium-sized, tropical seabird that measures about 35cm in length and has a wingspan of 83cm.

The plumage above is dark brown. Below it is white, including a whitish throat. I

Males and females look alike.

Breeding / Nesting

They usually nest on the ground. The average nest consists of one white eggs.

Diet / Feeding

They mostly feed on squid, fish and crustaceans.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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