Petrel : Name given to various ocean birds belonging, like the albatross and shearwater , to the order of tube nosed swimmers. Many petrels fly over the waves skinning closely that they give the appearance of walking on the water. Being tireless fliers by day, at night they rest on the water; many return to land only to breed.
Two species which frequent the the Atlantic coast of North America are Wilson's petrel (this also called mother carey's chickens ), a surface skimmer and habitual boat follower , and Leach's, which has bounding, erratic flight and breeds on islands off the New England coast
one of the snow petrels predators are skuas.
Petrels normally live in deep rock crevasses or in rocky cliffs.
Snow petrels are distributed in the southern region of Antarctica.
Snow Petrels can live up to 20 years in the wild.
snow petrels are pure white with black eyes and bill. they have bluish, grayish feet. snow petrels are smaller than pigeons and weigh about 1 pound
snow petrels live in Antarctica, they are pure white small birds with a pointy beack.
Snow petrels breed in Antarctica in much the same way that they breed anywhere.
petrels eat fish and fish musselsthey eat mainly copepods and krill, as well as small squid and fish.
They move swiftly.
Snow petrels breed on Antarctica's beaches: they do not 'live' there. It's too cold and there is no food chain on the continent.
Shearwaters, Albatrosses, and, petrels
puffins and fish
more than 1
The word Petrel is derived from St peter and the story of his walking on water. This is in because of the Petrels appearing to run on the water to take off in flight.
blue petrels weght 200g
a seal that is dead and a seals placenta
Giant petrels do not have teeth.
Snow Petrels stay warm because they have especially thick feathers and if they are freezing cold the will fluff up their feathers to stop the heat from escaping.
they live in Darla world
they have got an extra layer of feathers