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Westland Petrel ringtone

The Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica) is a rare seabird that nests in New Zealand’s forests. It is one of the largest petrels that nest in burrows, and is threatened by species introduced to New Zealand. The Westland Petrel is an all dark bird with a yellowish bill and dark legs. It is a large member of the petrel and shearwater family. It has a highly restricted breeding array, currently confined to a small area of the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island in an area protected in Paparoa Inhabitant Park in dense forested hills. westland_black_petrel.mp3 (106 downloads)

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