French: Pétrel de Stejneger German: Stejnegersturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de Más Afuera
Province of Mutzu, Hondo, Japan
NC Pacific Ocean, breeding on Alejandro Selkirk I (formerly Más Afuera I), in Juan Fernández Is, off C Chile.
26–31·5 cm; 114–167 g; wingspan 70–76 cm. Small grey-and-white gadfly petrel with bold black-and-white pattern on underwing. Feathers of forehead... read more
Considered similar to that of P. macroptera, a rapid “ti-ti-ti”.
Marine and highly pelagic. Breeds on oceanic islands, occupying slopes and ridges at 850–1100... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds primarily on squid and small fish; sea skaters (Halobates sp.) also recorded in diet, although these (and other insects)... read more
Starts Nov, with egg-laying probably between late Dec and early Jan, and hatching in late Jan/early Feb. Nocturnal at breeding sites.... read more
Transequatorial migrant, occurring in subtropical waters off Japan, Jun–Nov (mainly May... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Total population was estimated at 131,000 breeding pairs and perhaps 400,000 individuals in 1986, but more recent information suggests that current numbers are... read more
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