Southern Giant Petrel

Macronectes giganteus - Pétrel géant

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Procellariiformes

  • Family
    :

    Procellariidés

  • Genus
    :

    Macronectes

  • Species
    :

    giganteus

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 99 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 185 à 205 cm.
  • Weight
    : 3800 à 5000 g
Longevity

30 years

Description identification

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) is a species of bird in the Procellariidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Pétrel géant,
  • Abanto-marino Antártico,
  • Petrel-gigante / Pardelão-gigante,
  • Riesensturmvogel,
  • déli óriáshojsza,
  • Zuidelijke Reuzenstormvogel,
  • Ossifraga del sud,
  • Sydlig jättestormfågel,
  • Sørkjempepetrell,
  • plavec veľký,
  • buřňák obrovský,
  • Sydlig Kæmpestormfugl,
  • isomyrskyliitäjä,
  • petrell gegant antàrtic,
  • Risafýlingur,
  • petrelec olbrzymi,
  • južni veleviharnik,
  • Южный гигантский буревестник,
  • オオフルマカモメ,
  • 巨鹱,
  • 南方巨鸌〔巨鸌〕,

Voice song and cries

Pétrel géant
adult

Habitat

Grassland : Subantarctic ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

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