French: Pétrel de Hall German: Hallsturmvogel Spanish: Abanto marino subantártico
Other common names:
Hall's Giant Petrel
Macronectes giganteus halli
Circumpolar in Southern Ocean, breeding on subantarctic islands from South Georgia through S Indian Ocean to New Zealand area.
80–95 cm; male 4150–5800 g, female 3050–4500 g; wingspan 150–210 cm. Huge mollymawk-sized petrel with large and powerful bill. Adult is brown or... read more
Gives variety of whinnying, growling and braying calls generally similar to those of M.... read more
Marine, commonly occurring in coastal waters, especially by penguin rookeries; also far from coast... read more
Food and feeding
Sexes differ markedly in preferred diet and habits, though both are gregarious while foraging. Males typically scavenge on land at ... read more
Starts Aug with return to colony; pre-laying exodus undocumented, egg-laying lasts c. 3 weeks (mean dates 15–17 Aug on Marion I, 2... read more
Disperses widely over Southern Ocean, typically between 30º S and 64º S, normally N of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly considered Near Threatened, although recent increases of up to 34% noted in some areas; perhaps result of better monitoring... read more
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