Birds - Etienne Littlefair
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White-faced storm petrel

Another of New Zealand's spectacular pelagic birds, a White-faced storm petrel doing its thing - feeding on the sea surface and earning the nickname of 'Jesus birds' often applied to the group. Photographed in the Hauraki Gulf.#whitefacedstormpetrel #newzealand#Pelagodromamarina #Pelagodroma #stormpetrel #pelagic #birding #newzealand #southernoceans #procellariiformes #tubenoses #jesusbird #Haurakigulf

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