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  • Portuguese
    • Pardelão-gigante do Antárctico
    • Pardelão-gigante
  • Spanish
    • Petrel gigante
  • Scientific Names
    • Macronectes giganteus
  • English
    • Southern Giant Petrel
    • Southern Giant-Petrel

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

harrier

Date

July 26, 2016 03:01 AM HST

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

paloma

Date

October 5, 2016 01:38 PM AEDT

Description

juvenile

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

paloma

Date

October 5, 2016 01:38 PM AEDT

Description

juvenile (with White-capped Albatross)

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

paloma

Date

October 5, 2016 01:38 PM AEDT

Description

juvenile

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

paloma

Date

October 5, 2016 01:38 PM AEDT

Description

juvenile

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

paloma

Date

October 5, 2016 01:37 PM AEDT

Description

the bird in the foreground

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

August 6, 2016 01:05 PM EDT

Description

Several giant petrels were tailing the trawler along with all the smaller seabirds. Both Northern and Southern GPs were there; I couldn't tell them apart, since the difference has to do with some subtle difference in the bill tip color.

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

hdliv

Date

February 21, 2013 02:40 PM EST

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

cypseloides

Date

November 26, 2009 10:45 AM CST

Description

Both species were present in about equal numbers, though greatly outnumbered by White-chinned Petrels and Albatross.

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What

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

ajw

Date

May 8, 2014 12:08 PM HST

Description

Doubtful Sound

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

ryber

Date

August 21, 2016 01:24 PM AWST

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

ryber

Date

August 21, 2016 11:56 AM AWST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as the Antarctic Giant Petrel, Giant Fulmar, Stinker, and Stinkpot, is a large seabird of the southern oceans. Its distribution overlaps broadly with the similar Northern Giant Petrel, though it overall is centered slightly further south. Adults of the two species can be separated by the colour of their bill-tip: greenish in the Southern and reddish in the Northern.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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