Extinct sea bird, the New Zealand Storm-petrel, once again caught off New Zealand

The New Zealand storm petrel, which was thought to have been extinct for 150 years until rediscovered in 2003, has again been sighted and recently captured in the Hauraki Gulf off the North Island of New Zealand, but its breeding site remains a mystery.

A team, including Department of Conservation staff and scientists, caught three birds in October and early November. This means that seven birds have been captured since the petrel was rediscovered by Dr Stephenson and Sav Saville of the coast of Whitianga in January 2003.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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