Stejneger's Petrels

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Petrels

The Stejneger's Petrels (Pterodroma longirostris) arehighly pelagic (remaining over water) seabirds that occur in the Pacific Ocean, where they migrate from the subtropical waters off Japan back to their nesting sites. They have been reported well off the west coast of the United States.

They rarely approach land, except when nesting and raising young on the Juan Fernandez Islands off Chile.

They measure between 26 - 31 cm and have a wingspan of between 53-66 cm.

They nest in burrows, preferring slopes and ridges in areas of dense fern forests.



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