French: Fulmar argenté German: Silbersturmvogel Spanish: Fulmar austral
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Southern Ocean, breeding in Antarctica and on outlying islands, including Scotia Arc and N to Bouvet I.
46–50 cm; male 720–1180 g, female 720–1020 g; wingspan 114–120 cm. Similar to previous species in overall appearance and flight action, plumage quite... read more
The species’ various displays are accompanied by a rapid “kerk-kerk-kerk…” at rate of c. 6 notes/... read more
Marine and pelagic, normally linked with cold waters (especially those of -1·5°C to 0... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly crustaceans (Euphausia), fish (Pleuragramma antarcticum) and cephalopods (Psychroteuthis, Gonatus... read more
Starts Nov, with main return to colonies in Oct, followed by apparently short (c. 4 days) and incomplete pre-laying exodus, egg-laying... read more
Migratory, ranging widely over Southern Ocean, generally to c. 40° S. N of breeding areas, a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population large, perhaps in excess of 4,000,000 individuals, with very substantial colonies on South Sandwich Is (perhaps c. 1... read more
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