French: Pétrel de Magenta German: Magentasturmvogel Spanish: Petrel taiko
Other common names:
Chatham Island Taiko
Giglioli and Salvadori
Pacific Ocean, latitude 39° 38’ S, longitude 125° 58’ W
Subtropical S Pacific Ocean, breeding on Chatham Is, E of New Zealand.
38–42 cm; 415–560 g; wingspan 102 cm. Dark brownish-grey head and upperparts including fairly plain upperwing and uppertail, usually slightly paler around... read more
In flight, gives long, moaning “wooo” and on ground and in flight also utters an “oor-wick oor-wick... read more
Marine and presumably pelagic, possibly foraging around Subtropical Convergence. Recently found... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Perhaps mainly squid (recorded species: Brachioteuthis sp., Gonatus antarcticus, ... read more
Little known. Starts late Sept/early Oct, when adults first return to land (exceptionally mid Sept), with mating occurring 15–25 Oct... read more
Very little known until recently; sightings assumed to be this species in Aug 1867 at 32º 23... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Total population most recently estimated at c. 80–100 birds, with a total of 17 breeding pairs in the 2009/10 season; sole breeding area is now... read more
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