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Storm Petrel

David Attenborough presents the sounds and story of the storm petrel.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs. David Attenborough presents the European Storm Petrel. The storm petrels as a group are the smallest seabirds in the world and called "Jesus Christ birds" because they give the appearance they can walk on water as they flutter over the sea surface dangling their legs whilst looking for food.

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Sun 17 May 2015 08:58


Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus)

Image courtesy of RSPB


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