Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Blue Petrel

Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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Circumpolar; Southern Ocean, s. Atlantic Ocean, s. Indian Ocean and s. Pacific Ocean;
South Georgia, Prince Edward, Marion, Heard, Crozet (East Is.), Kerguelen and Macquarie Is. and s. Chile (Diego Ramirez and Cape Horn Is.).
Disperse from the pack ice of Antarctica n. to about 40S off the coast of Chile (n. to Valparaiso, 33S), in the Humboldt Current off the coast of Peru in the winter to 20S, Argentina, South Africa (Cape of Good Hope), s. Australia (s. Western Australia, Victoria (Portland) and s. New South Wales), s. Tasmania, the Tasman Sea and New Zealand (North Island off Auckland West, Taranaki, Wellington West).


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


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