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

Kerguelen Petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris

Described by: Lesson (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Short-billed Petrel, Gray-faced Petrel, Grey-faced Petrel, Little Black Petrel
Old scientific name(s): Lugensa brevirostris, Pterodroma lugens, Pterodroma brevirostris


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Circumpolar; Southern Ocean between 33S. and 67S.;
Nests on subantarctic is. in the s. Atlantic and s. Indian Oceans including Tristan da Cunha (?), Gough, Marion, Prince Edward, Crozet, Kerguelen Is.
Disperses to South Africa (Cape of Good Hope and Natal coasts), Australia (Western Australia n. to Fremantle, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and se Queensland), Tasmania, New Zealand (North and South Islands), e. Brazil (Bahia), Chile(?) and Argentina(?) (Tierra del Fuego). In the s. Pacific Ocean, it is sometimes seen near 60S e. from 145W.


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


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