French: Puffin élégant German: Trauersturmtaucher Spanish: Pardela subantártica
Other common names:
Subantarctic Little Shearwater
Giglioli and Salvadori
south Atlantic Ocean, lat. 43° 54’ S, long. 9° 20’ E
Subantarctic Southern Ocean, breeding in Tristan da Cunha Group and Gough I (Atlantic) and in Chatham Is and Antipodes Is (Pacific). Birds breeding on St Paul I (S Indian Ocean) possibly of this species#R#R. Unclear if birds present off Chile represent unknown Chilean breeding population#R.
25–30 cm; 139–275 g; wingspan 58–67 cm. Small shearwater, rather short-billed, with short broad wings and strongly bicoloured appearance. Compared to P. assimilis,... read more
Probably generally silent at sea. No described differences from P. assimilis.
Like P. assimilis, marine, occurring over warm, tropical and subtropical waters; often... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known like in P. assimilis, from which there are no known differences.
Poorly known. Mostly during local summer, e.g. returns to colonies in Antipodes, with prolonged egg-laying period between late Aug and... read more
Very poorly known: thought to be partly migratory, with some birds from Antipodes Is moving E to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and locally abundant, but few precise data; comprises at most 10,000 pairs on Gough (2000/01 estimate), perhaps 5000 pairs... read more
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