French: Pétrel des Kerguelen German: Kerguelensturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de las Kerguelen
no locality; type from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
33–36 cm; 255–451 g; wingspan 80–82 cm. Rather uniform, relatively stocky grey bird with large head and small bill, thus wings can look relatively... read more
Considered to be generally rather quiet. Main call is a wheezy “che-che-chay” given mainly in... read more
Marine and highly pelagic, occurring mainly in cold waters. Breeds near sea on marshy ground; also... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly squid (Gonatus antarcticus) up to 203 g in size; also krill (Euphausia superba) and fish, with cephalopods (... read more
Starts Aug, although some birds to return to colony as early as Apr, pre-laying exodus in Sept (lasting c. 4 weeks), with egg-laying in Oct... read more
Frequents subantarctic and Antarctic waters S to pack ice year-round, with birds on Crozets, for... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant throughout range; total population probably numbers several hundred thousand (and perhaps as many as one million) birds, of... read more
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