French: Pétrel de Trindade German: Trindadesturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de la Trindade
Other common names:
Herald Petrel (when lumped with P. heraldica)
Giglioli and Salvadori
near South Trinidad (= Trindade) Island, off east Brazil
S Atlantic, breeding on Trindade I#R, off E Brazil (Espírito Santo); also Indian Ocean, breeding on Round I (Mauritius)#R#R.
35–40 cm; 267–475 g; wingspan 88–102 cm. Polymorphic medium-sized gadfly petrel having pale, dark and intermediate morphs, always with white areas on... read more
Populations on Trindade and Round I possess apparently similar vocalizations, a repetitive series... read more
Marine and highly pelagic, rarely approaching land except at colonies. Breeds on oceanic islands,... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known; squid recorded and diet assumed to be mostly cephalopods. Foraging strategy presumably similar to that of P.... read more
Season perhaps variable, but adults visit colonies almost year-round at both Atlantic and Indian Ocean breeding stations. Breeding system... read more
Adults apparently fairly sedentary in much of range; immatures may be more mobile, dispersing over... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Probably uncommon; few data available, but previous estimate of c. 15,000 individuals seems too optimistic, and overall population now thought be just 1130... read more
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