Image from page 74 of "Birds of the world for young people" (1909)
Publisher: New York, F.A. Stokes Company
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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e young of this birdremain in the nest-burrow until long after they arefully fledged, becoming, in consequence, enormouslyfat. See Plate 37, Fig. 215. Leachs Fork-tailed Petrel is met with quite com-monly in both American and European waters, hav-ing quite an extensive range in Atlantic and Pacificwaters. See Plate 37, Fig. 214. Perhaps the most interesting of all the Petrels isthe little Stormy Petrel, known to sailors as MotherCareys Chicken, whose appearance is supposed toindicate a coming storm. Against the vast bulk ofthe ocean it looks extremely small, seen through thedriving spray. Although, like the other members ofthis family, the Stormy Petrel spends most of its timeon the ocean, it nests in holes in the ground. Many ofthem are to be seen during the breeding season at themouth of the St. Lawrence River on the Perce Rocks. As a rule, Petrels are dark-coloured above, andlighter below; but one species, the beautiful SnowPetrel of the icy regions of the Antartic, is all pure 40.
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234. Great King Penguin(Aptenodytes patagonica).
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