Friday, 9 August 2013

102. Zino's Petrel (Pterodroma madeira)

Zino's Petrel looks very similar to Fea's Petrel and it can be virtually impossible to tell them apart. Zino's is slightly smaller, with a less heavy bill and possibly slightly shorter, more rounded wings, although ID features of this little-known species are not well established. It breeds only on six cliff ledges in Madeira, and its population is thought to number just 130 - 160 individuals; as such it is classed as Endangered by the IUCN. Outside of the breeding season, its movements are not well known.

Zino's Petrel, ©Martin Lofgren, used with permission.
Zino's Petrel sketch.

Many thanks to Martin Lofgren for giving his permission for me to use his superb Zino's Petrel image! Fairly pleased with my drawing, again I've made the body a bit on the chunky side, but am happier with the proportions of the wings.

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