French: Pétrel des Chatham German: Chathamsturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de las Chatham
Rangatira I (formerly South East I), in Chatham Is, and ranging over neighbouring seas. Reintroduced to Pitt I and main islands of Chatham Group#R, where formerly also on Mangere I.
30 cm; male 205–275 g, female 185–260 g; wingspan 63–71 cm. Rather small grey-and-white gadfly petrel with boldly contrasting and diagnostic pattern on... read more
Three main vocalizations described: a “tee, tee, tee” given in flight (similar to but slower and... read more
Marine and presumably pelagic. Breeds on coastal lowlands and slopes, in areas with low, especially... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known; cephalopods and fish recorded.
Returns to breeding island mid Nov to late Dec (males and females broadly synchronously), followed by pre-laying exodus of up to 35 days,... read more
Absent from colonies Jun–Nov, although individual departure dates vary from late Apr to mid... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Total population estimated at c. 200–400 birds in 1980s and early 1990s, but in 2010 considered to be c. 1400 individuals, including c. 1100 mature... read more
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