Cape Petrel, Daption capense also known as pintado petrel

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One of the most difficult birds to photograph, due to their colouring and their aerobatics!

Cape Petrel, Daption capense, also known as the cape pigeon, pintado petrel, is a common seabird of the Southern Ocean from the family Procellariidae. It is the only member of the genus Daption, and is allied to the fulmarine petrels. It is also sometimes known as the Cape Fulmar, Cape Pigeon, or Pintado Petrel. The Cape Petrel has two subspecies, D. c. capense and D. c. australe.

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