Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: White-chinned Petrel

White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Spectacled Petrel, Ring-eyed Shoemaker, Shoemaker, Cape Hen
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Cooper Bay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 20, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  Scotia Sea to the southwest, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 21, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  South Africa - Sep, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris  South Africa - Sep, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Pacific Ocean off Lima, Peru - Aug, 2009 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Circumpolar; Subantarctic seas; Southern Ocean, s. Atlantic Ocean, s. Indian Ocean, s. Pacific Ocean extending n. in Humboldt Current;
(1) Tristan da Cunha (Inaccessible Is. and Gough Is.). In the 19th century, occurred on Amsterdam Is. in the Indian Ocean and were collected at sea off Australia.
Disperses between 25-40S off s. Africa and South America (Bahia).
(2) Falkland Is. (Kidney Is.), South Georgia, Prince Edward, Marion, Crozet, Kerguelen, Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes and perhaps Gough, Amsterdam and Macquarie Is.
Circumpolar dispersal over the Southern Ocean from about 30S s. to the edge of the pack ice at 55S, off the coasts of Chile and Peru (n. to 6S, the n. limit of the Humboldt Current, Pacific Ocean), Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil (n. to Bahia), Namibia, South Africa (n. to 20S in the Benguela Current, Atlantic Ocean) to c. Mozambique and across the s. Indian Ocean to the Australian Bight, Victoria (Portland), Tasmania and New Zealand (North and South Islands).


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


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