white-chinned petrel

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Noun1.white-chinned petrel - large black petrel of southern seas having a white mark on the chin
petrel - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
genus Procellaria, Procellaria - type genus of the Procellariidae
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White-chinned petrel were evenly divided: 50% were males and 50% females (n=12).
1984; Woods and Woods, 1997); therefore, less than 1% of the white-chinned petrel population is removed by longlining each year.
1998), and white-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis, Catard and Weimerskirch, 1998).
Some inconspicuous seabirds, such as prions and white-chinned petrels, behave like the bloodhounds of the Antarctic skies, a new study suggests.