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Attribution By Peter de Lange
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What

Black-winged Petrel Pterodroma nigripennis

Observer

pjd1

Date

May 26, 2011

Description

Dead harrier hawk (Circus approximans) scavenged bird. Onmy visit to this rock the summit area was littered with the carcases of black-ginged petrels (presumably killed by Cyclone Bune). All had been torn apart. The images I had taken were shown to ornithologists back in New Zealand who stated that the culprit for the scavenging observed was harrier hawk - birds of which occasional reach the Kermadec Islands.

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