There has been at least 13 types of petrels recorded that habe seen in the oceans surrounding North America, of these there are maybe six
that are native to the waters, that one would expect to see. Petrels are part of the tubenose group, identifies by the tube like vent seen on
their upper bill. These are open sea birds, adapted to constant flying and gliding, using their long wings against the constant winds. Usually
plain in plumage colour, dark on top and light colour below.
distinguish them apart.
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Classic Collection of North American Birds