Cook's Petrel Pterodroma cookii

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Behavior

Behavior

Skims water and snatches prey from surface.

In light winds flies with fast, usually low wheeling arcs interspersed with rapid wing beats. In moderate to strong winds flight more erratic with steep wheeling arcs and little or no flapping.

Social and interspecific behavior

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Recommended Citation

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/coopet