2 Mar 2018

Critter of the Week Mottled Petrel

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:26 pm on 2 March 2018
Mottled Petrel

Mottled Petrel Photo: Supplied / DoC

This week we look at Pterodroma inexpectata, Kōrure or Mottled Petrel! The short black billed seabird is endemic to the country, breeding only at a few sites in southern New Zealand. 

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us more about the bird and also some great news - the first ever return of mottled petrel to the mainland in Maungaharuru Range in Hawke's Bay.


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