French: Puffin de Parkinson German: Schwarzsturmvogel Spanish: Pardela de Parkinson
Other common names:
G. R. Gray
Tropical C & E Pacific Ocean, breeding on Little Barrier I and Great Barrier I, off NE North I (New Zealand).
41–46 cm; 585–989 g; wingspan 112–123 cm. Entirely sooty black, often darkest on head and neck; underside of primary bases and coverts slightly paler... read more
Vocalizes only at colonies and after dark, with three main calls identified: a Clack is the... read more
Marine and pelagic; usually occurs far from coast, avoiding inshore waters, except around colonies... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly cephalopods (Ommastrephes bartrami, Histioteuthis), at least during breeding season, with some fish and small... read more
Starts Nov, with colony return from c. 10 Oct, followed by pre-laying exodus of c. 23 days (both sexes), egg-laying mostly 20 Nov and 25... read more
Migratory; most birds move E over C Pacific to W coasts of Central and South America, mainly... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Total population variously estimated at c. 2600 breeding pairs and c. 10,000 individuals, or 1400 breeding pairs and c. 5000 individuals, although at-sea surveys... read more
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