Snow Petrel

Pagodroma nivea - Pétrel des neiges

Pétrel des neiges
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Procellariiformes

  • Family
    :

    Procellariidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pagodroma

  • Species
    :

    nivea

Descriptor

Forster, G, 1777

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 40 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 75 à 95 cm.
  • Weight
    : 240 à 460 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea) is a species of bird in the Procellariidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Pagodroma nivea nivea (Scotia Arch., Antarctica)
  • Pagodroma nivea major (South Sandwich Is., Antarctica)

Foreign names

  • Pétrel des neiges,
  • Petrel Níveo,
  • Grazina-nival,
  • Schneesturmvogel,
  • hóhojsza,
  • Sneeuwstormvogel,
  • Petrello delle nevi,
  • Ispetrell,
  • Snøpetrell,
  • fulmarčík snežný,
  • buřňák sněžní,
  • Snepetrel,
  • lumimyrskyliitäjä,
  • petrell de les neus,
  • petrel śnieżny,
  • Снежный буревестник,
  • ユキドリ,
  • 雪鹱,
  • 雪鸌,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

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 Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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