Birds of the World

Procellariidae : Petrels & Shearwaters

White-chinned Petrel

Procellaria aequinoctialis

Kaikoura, New Zealand - November 2005

White-chinned Petrel is practically identical to Westland Petrel. The white chin is diagnostic, but, as on the bird above, can be limited to just a few feathers at the base of the bill. Another difference is the yellow tip to the bill (black, or dark grey, in Westland).

Kaikoura, New Zealand - November 2005

The white chin is much more obvious on this bird, and was visible even at a distance.