JAMAICAN PETREL

jamican petrel painting

Medium sized, 40cm gull-like sea bird. Sooty-brown except for cream coloured upper tail area. Secretive, flies at dawn and dusk, feeds on the open ocean at night. Nests in burrows high in the Blue Mountains of eastern Jamaica. Once numerous, suffered a catastrophic decline due to rats getting into burrows and eating eggs and chicks. Now possibly extinct, not seen since 1879.

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