French: Pétrel maculé German: Regensturmvogel Spanish: Petrel moteado
J. R. Forster
Pacific Ocean, breeding in New Zealand on SW South I, Solander I, islands around Stewart I, and Snares Is.
32–36 cm; 247–441 g; wingspan 74–92 cm. A rather short-billed and short-tailed grey petrel with dark M pattern on upperparts, bold underwing pattern,... read more
Main call, far-carrying, hysterical-sounding “ti-ti-ti...”, has 8–15 syllables and is given either... read more
Marine and highly pelagic, rarely approaching land except at colonies. Breeds on islets and stacks... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly squid and fish; also some crustaceans. Analysis of 69 stomachs reported dietary composition (by weight) as 20% cephalopods, 42% fish... read more
Starts Oct, with pre-laying exodus suspected to last 9–16+ days and egg-laying usually commencing around end of first week of Dec,... read more
Transequatorial migrant. During breeding season, common S to pack ice zone near Antarctica;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered as Near Threatened. Total population was formerly estimated at 10,000–50,000 breeding pairs, but more recently at 1,500,... read more
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