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Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica

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


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Circumpolar; Southern Ocean; Anarctica ;
Breeds on the coasts and inland mountains of Antarctica and adjacent is. n. to 62S including Prydz Bay off Mac Robertson Land (Scullin Monolith) and Princess Elizabeth Land (Rauer Is.), the Ross Sea Sector, Dronning Maud Land (Svarthamaren and Muhlig-Hoffman Mountains), Queen Mary Land (Haswell Is.), Wilkes Land (Windmill Is.), King George V Land (Cape Hunter), King George VII Land (Rockefeller Mountains and Mt. Paterson) and Coats Land (Theron Mountains and Mt. Faraday).
Disperses n. to 48S to 55S in cold Antarctic waters bordering the pack ice. Some birds move further n. to the Antarctic Convergence. N. limits of dispersal are: 49S to 52S in the s. Atlantic Ocean, 48S to 50S in the s. Indian Ocean and 48 to 55S in the s. Pacific Ocean.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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