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What are petrels?

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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

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