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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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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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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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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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ajw

Date

May 8, 2014 12:08 PM HST

Description

Doubtful Sound

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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ryber

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August 21, 2016 01:24 PM AWST

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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ryber

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August 21, 2016 11:56 AM AWST

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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ryber

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August 21, 2016 11:49 AM AWST

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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ryber

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August 21, 2016 11:48 AM AWST

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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nicoolejnik

Date

July 21, 2016 11:41 AM ART

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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harrier

Date

January 18, 2016

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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michaelhanrahan

Date

November 9, 2015

Description

Flying over Caleta Sara

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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scottbuckel

Date

February 13, 2006 12:10 PM CST

Description

Will Point, South Georgia

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

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scottbuckel

Date

February 9, 2006 06:37 AM CST

Description

Stanley, Falklands

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Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Observer

scottbuckel

Date

November 3, 2012 10:43 AM COT
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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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