diving petrel


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Noun1.Diving petrel - any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seasdiving petrel - any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seas; somewhat resemble auks
oceanic bird, pelagic bird - bird of the open seas
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The expansion in numbers had ruinous consequences for native bird populations such as the common diving petrel, the soft plumage petrel and the grey petrel, all of whom became extinct on the island.
In terms of the duration and diversity of seabird breeding in the local area, Mottled petrel, Cook's petrel (Pterodroma cookii), Common diving petrel (Pelecanoides urinatrix), and Hutton's shearwater//Fluttering shearwater (Puffinus huttoni/P.
The first component explained 49% (n = 411) of the variance in the Common Diving Petrel, 41% (n = 455) in the Thin-billed Prion, and 41% (n = 662) in the Blue Petrel.
discovered dead: "The majority of birds we're finding dead are diving petrels,