Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Soft-plumaged Petrel

Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis

Described by: Gould (1844)
Alternate common name(s): Soft-plumaged Fulmar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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S. Atlantic Ocean, s. Indian Ocean, ex. sw. Pacific Ocean and adjacent Southern Ocean to about 50S;
(1) Tristan da Cunha Is., Gough and St. Paul (?) Is.
(2) Prince Edward, Marion, Kerguelen, Crozet (East Is.), Amsterdam and the Antipodes Is.
Disperses s. of 25S along the Atlantic coasts of e. South America (Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina) and s. Africa (Namibia, South Africa, ex. s. Mozambique), Australia (s. Western Australia, Victoria (Portland)), Tasmania and New Zealand (North and South Island). Concentrates n. of Crozet Is. in February.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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