Western Wedge-tailed Petrel (chlororhyncha = pacificus)
$Puffinus leucomelas Peters,1931,Checklist of Birds of the World,1,p.53.
Marine & pelagic, rarely approaching land except at colonies.Frequents inshore waters off eastern Australia. Breeds mostly on offshore insland or atolls,typically occupying flat ground,slopes,plateaux or cliff tops,in reas of forest or grassland
"Season very variable;mostly summer at extreme north and south of range"( HBW,1,p.253)
Some populations apparently largely sedentary,especially in tropics. Others at extreme north & south of range tend to migrate to warm waters of tropical and subtropical Pacific and Indian Oceans,many corssing the equator. Regular north to Gulf of Aden and south off South Africa.