Bermuda petrel chick visits other chick

This video from Bermuda says about itself:

Visiting Cahow Chick Makes a Surprise Entrance into the Burrow – May 31, 2017

1 June 2017

A second cahow chick made this surprising late night visit to the Cahow cam last night. This young bird had already lost a notably larger amount of its natal down than the on-cam chick. This visit marks the first time that our on-island partners have witnessed a chick from another nest visit a different burrow!

The CahowCam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Nonsuch Expeditions. You can watch the cam live here and learn more about Nonsuch Island‘s environs (including the cahow) here.

We’re excited to share a brand new live viewing experience featuring the critically endangered Bermuda Cahow, a kind of gadfly-petrel that nests nowhere in the world except rocky islets off the coast of Bermuda. In the early 1600s, this once-numerous seabird was thought to have gone extinct, driven out of existence by the invasive animals and habitat changes associated with the settlement of the island. In 1951, after nearly 300 years, a single bird was rediscovered, and since then the species has been part of a government-led conservation effort to revive the species.

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