French: Puffin gris German: Grausturmvogel Spanish: Pardela gris
J. F. Gmelin
within the Antarctic Circle = New Zealand seas, latitude 48° S
Temperate to subantarctic S oceans, breeding from Tristan da Cunha and Gough I E through S Indian Ocean to Campbell I and Antipodes Is.
48–50 cm; 760–1520 g; wingspan 115–130 cm. Grey head with pale bill and whitish abdomen, often appears chunky with relatively narrow wings. Head dark... read more
Rarely calls by day and only occasionally in flight, principally vocalizing from ground and within... read more
Marine and pelagic, occurring mainly in cold waters. Breeds on subantarctic islands, occupying... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly squid and fish, with some crustaceans, fish offal and galley refuse. Most detailed study is from Kerguelen archipelago, based on 30... read more
Breeds in winter, starting Feb/Mar, with return to colonies c. 45 days prior to laying, which generally occurs late Mar/early Apr, followed... read more
Research suggests that females breeding on Antipodes Is may travel up to 1460 km N from colony... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened globally, but tiny Australian population (breeding on Macquarie I) listed as Endangered and is treated as At... read more
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