Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Gould's Petrel

Gould's Petrel Pterodroma leucoptera

Described by: Gould (1844)
Alternate common name(s): White-winged Petrel, Sooty-capped Petrel, White-throated Petrel, New Caledonian Petrel, Collared Petrel, White-winged Petrel
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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Sw. to c. Pacific Ocean;
(1) Cabbage Tree Is. off Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia from November to April. Entire population is being moved to Boondelbah Is.
(2) New Caledonia in the c. mountains. Disperses into the Tasman Sea off n. New South Wales and s. Queensland and into the sw. Pacific as far as New Zealand (North Island) and the Galapagos Is.
Its dispersal pattern is poorly known apparently due to its small population and ease of confusion with other Cookilaria.
(3) Fiji Is. (Gau and Kadavu Is.), American Samoa (Tau Is.), Vanuatu, w. Samoan, Banks and Tanna (Mt. Melon >300m) and Cook (Rarotonga Is.) Is. Also possibly breeds in the Solomon, Viti Levu and Tonga Is.
Disperses into the w. and c. Pacific to c. Polynesia including Kiribati (Phoenix and Line Is.) and the Tuamotu Archipelago.
Undefined races possibly breed in the Solomon Is., Vanuatu and Samoa(?).


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


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