French: Puffinure de Géorgie du Sud German: Breitschnabel-Lummensturmvogel Spanish: Potoyunco de Georgia del Sur
Other common names:
Murphy and Harper
Cumberland Bay, South Georgia
Circumpolar in S oceans, breeding at South Georgia, islands of S Indian Ocean and off S New Zealand.
18–21 cm; 90–150 g; wingspan 30–33 cm. Upperparts including upperwing and uppertail grey-black (blacker and glossier when fresh), central row of... read more
Burrow calls (song) sexually dimorphic, a series of 5–10 squeaking notes; these may also be given... read more
Offshore or pelagic in cool waters, commonly occurring further from land than other diving-petrels... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly planktonic crustaceans, particularly krill (Euphausia superba), mostly of 10–13 mm; also copepods (Paraeuchaeta... read more
Best known from studies at South Georgia and on Crozet Is. Season mainly Oct–Feb, with birds returning to their colonies between late... read more
Very little known; presumably sedentary, remaining throughout year in waters adjacent to colony and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant breeder on some oceanic islands, with an overall global population of perhaps c. 6,000,000 pairs and 15,000,000 individuals... read more
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