Petrel Soft-plumage (Pterodroma mollis) in flight – Continental Shelf South Africa

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Petrel Soft-plumage (Pterodroma mollis) in flight –  Continental Shelf South Africa

Birdlife Africa Flock 2022 cruise on MS Orchestra 24-31st January 2022 with 1500 birders from around the world.  Departed Cape Town for Prince Edward (S46o38’39” E37o44’37”)and Marion Island (S46o54’45” E37o44’37”), both South Africa territories.  We  disembarked at Durban.

Second morning at sea, 26th January after leaving Cape Town, still in SA territorial waters.

  • Species:Soft-plumage Petrel (Pterodroma mollis)
  • Bird Type:Adult in flight showing above wing
  • FamilyPetrels, Shearwaters (Procellariidae)
  • Date Taken20220126
  • Location:Continental Shelf
  • Area:SEIndian Ocean Lat: S 43°33.643' Log: E 32°33.574’
  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:All Africa South of Sahara
Photo File Ref: BOA02203ac Petrel Soft-plumage 2 South African Continental Shelf RSA - Flock22 Jan22 H850_9506
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