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Mousa Broch, home to 6800 Petrel nests
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Image details:  
Image Description: Mousa Broch, home to 6800 Petrel nests
Image notes:
Species in Image: Storm Petrel
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc04914

General details:  
Common Name Storm Petrel
Latin Name Hydrobates pelagicus
Shetland Name Aalamootie
Latin Group Name Procellariiformes
Latin Family Name Procellariidae
Common Family Name Fulmar, Petrels and Shearwaters
Description Summer visitor, breeding mainly on uninhabited islands away from ground predators. Largest colony is on Mousa where a recent estimate was about 7000.
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