Tuatara: Volume 21, Issues 1 and 2 (New Zealand Albatrosses and Petrels: an Identification Guide)
14. Black Petrel — (Procellaria parkinsoni) — Plate 7
14. Black Petrel
Field Characters: 115/46. Notably smaller than the Westland Black Petrel but otherwise identical to it in plumage and bill colouration.
Flight pattern and behaviour similar to, but somewhat more buoyant than the two preceding species (12 and 13). Does not follow ships, but sometimes alights near stationary fishing vessels to feed on scraps. Dives well. Migrates to North Pacific waters for the southern winter.
Fig. 10: Head study of a Westland Black Petrel (Procellaria westiandica). Note the powerful beak, typical of the Procellaria Petrels.
— Photo: P. C. Harper