French: Pétrel noir German: Langflügel-Sturmvogel Spanish: Petrel aligrande
Temperate and subtropical South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to S Australasian seas, breeding in subantarctic from Tristan da Cunha E to Kerguelen Is and on islands off SW Australia.
38–40 cm; 385–680 g; wingspan 97–100 cm. Rather large gadfly petrel with dark plumage, long pointed wings, and wedge-shaped tail. Adult uniformly... read more
Generally silent at sea, except perhaps during disputes over food; nocturnal calls at colonies most... read more
Marine and highly pelagic; widespread, but sparsely distributed at sea, albeit with noticeable... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly squid (Gonatus antarcticus, Histioteuthis) with some fish (Gonostomatidae, Photichthyidae, Myctophidae) and... read more
Breeds in winter, returning to colonies in late Jan (Western Australia) or Feb (elsewhere in range), followed by pre-laying exodus, egg-... read more
Disperses widely in subtropical parts of Atlantic, Indian and W Pacific Oceans, mainly at 25–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly widespread and numerous, with total population of perhaps 500,000 breeding pairs and 1,500,000 individuals; c. 100,000 pairs... read more
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