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Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus   - Feeding flock
Wilson's Storm-petrel
Photographer : © Abhilash A K
Location :Arabian Sea, about 20km off the coast of Punnapra, Alapuzha, Kerala, India
Date : 18 October 2015
English synonyms:Wilson's Stormpetrel, Wilson's Petrel, Flat-clawed Storm-petrel, Peninsula Storm-petrel (maoriana = oceanicus), Yellow-webbed Storm-petrel, Common Stormy Petrel, Long-legged Storm-petrel, Mother Carey's Chicken, Skipjack
Bird Family :Hydrobatidae - Storm-petrels
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :At 9.38am. Shot during the pelagic survey conducted by Kerala Forest Department and Kottayam Natural History Society.

A flock of Wilson's Storm Petrels feeding on (or near) the carcass of a dead Green Sea Turtle. The flock had more than 30 birds, but only 10 of them are visible in this image. It appeared they were feeding on the plankton near to the carcass rather than directly pecking on it.