Hawaiian Petrel

A Hawaiian petrel in flight
Photo courtesy of Jim Denny

The Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) lives over the Pacific ocean unless it is breeding season (March to October) when they can be found nesting on Hawaiian islands. They feed on animals like fish, squid and crustaceans that they swoop down to grab from the water, but their meals may have changed over the past 4,000 years.