French: Pétrel des Kermadec German: Kermadecsturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de las Kermadec
Sunday Island = Raoul Island, Kermadec Group
Subspecies and Distribution
P. n. neglecta
(Schlegel, 1863) – S Pacific Ocean, breeding from Lord Howe I, Norfolk Is (Phillip I) and Kermadec Is E to Easter I.
P. n. juana
Mathews, 1936 – N Pacific Ocean, breeding farther S on Juan Fernández Is and on Desventuradas Is (San Ambrosio and San Félix), off NC Chile.
38 cm; 315–590 g; wingspan 92 cm. Medium-sized gadfly petrel with silvery white bases to underside of primaries, and diagnostic white shafts on upper surface... read more
Distinctive vocalization is given in both flight and on ground, with an introductory “kek”,... read more
Marine and highly pelagic, rarely approaching land except at colonies. Breeds on offshore islands,... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known. Squid and crustaceans recorded; the only detailed information, based on 27 stomach samples from mid-sized chicks on... read more
Season variable, probably depending on locality; apparently separate populations breed in summer and winter in Kermadec Is, where first... read more
Probably disperses over much of tropical and subtropical Pacific, reaching at least c. 35º S,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Considered Critically Endangered in Australia, where just two tiny colonies in Lord Howe and Norfolk groups. Total population... read more
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