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Kaikoura, South Island
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 160 mm
Exposure 1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Hallsturmvogel Dutch  Noordelijke Reuzenstormvogel
Italian  Ossifraga del nord Spanish  Abanto-marino Subantártico


Giant petrels dive little; they are surface feeders, often settling on the water. At night they devour squid that rise to the surface; during the day they take schooling fish; garbage from ships; wounded, exhausted, or dead birds; and carrion, including the flesh of dead whales and other cetaceans.

procellariiform. (2011). Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite.  Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica.


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Northern Giant Petrel
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Pétrel de Hall

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