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Grey-faced Petrel, Oi

Written by Dolphin Queen on October 12th, 2015.      0 comments

The grey-faced petrel or oi is one of the most common petrels we see at Dolphin Seafaris. They cut a striking image as the fly by our vessel. As one of the larger petrel species they are easy to recognise with glossy black feathers and a white dusting around the black hooked beak.
They are such a peaceful bird and we often see them napping out in the ocean bobbing on the waves. They breed on local islands and return at night to feed their chick a yummy seafood smoothie of primarily squid. Some chicks are culturally harvested while they are still plump in their burrow. these are known as mutton birds. Once chicks fledge they will return at the same nesting spot they fledged from to breed. 
 
 

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Grey-faced Petrel, Oi

Written by Dolphin Queen on October 12th, 2015.      0 comments

The grey-faced petrel or oi is one of the most common petrels we see at Dolphin Seafaris. They cut a striking image as the fly by our vessel. As one of the larger petrel species they are easy to recognise with glossy black feathers and a white dusting around the black hooked beak.
They are such a peaceful bird and we often see them napping out in the ocean bobbing on the waves. They breed on local islands and return at night to feed their chick a yummy seafood smoothie of primarily squid. Some chicks are culturally harvested while they are still plump in their burrow. these are known as mutton birds. Once chicks fledge they will return at the same nesting spot they fledged from to breed. 
 
 

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Grey-faced Petrel, Oi

Written by Dolphin Queen on October 12th, 2015.      0 comments

The grey-faced petrel or oi is one of the most common petrels we see at Dolphin Seafaris. They cut a striking image as the fly by our vessel. As one of the larger petrel species they are easy to recognise with glossy black feathers and a white dusting around the black hooked beak.
They are such a peaceful bird and we often see them napping out in the ocean bobbing on the waves. They breed on local islands and return at night to feed their chick a yummy seafood smoothie of primarily squid. Some chicks are culturally harvested while they are still plump in their burrow. these are known as mutton birds. Once chicks fledge they will return at the same nesting spot they fledged from to breed. 
 
 

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Grey-faced Petrel, Oi

Written by Dolphin Queen on October 12th, 2015.      0 comments

The grey-faced petrel or oi is one of the most common petrels we see at Dolphin Seafaris. They cut a striking image as the fly by our vessel. As one of the larger petrel species they are easy to recognise with glossy black feathers and a white dusting around the black hooked beak.
They are such a peaceful bird and we often see them napping out in the ocean bobbing on the waves. They breed on local islands and return at night to feed their chick a yummy seafood smoothie of primarily squid. Some chicks are culturally harvested while they are still plump in their burrow. these are known as mutton birds. Once chicks fledge they will return at the same nesting spot they fledged from to breed. 
 
 

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