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Thalassoica antarctica

(Antarctic Petrel)

Overview

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Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Antarktiese Stormvoël

Common Names in Chinese:

南极鹱

Common Names in Czech:

Burnák antarktický

Common Names in Danish:

Sydpetrel

Common Names in Dutch:

Antarctische stormvogel

Common Names in English:

Antarctic Petrel, Antarctic Fulmar

Common Names in Estonian:

antarktika tormilind

Common Names in Finnish:

Jäämyrskyliitäjä

Common Names in French:

Fulmar antarctique, P?trel antarctique, Pétrel antarctique

Common Names in German:

Antarktik Sturmvogel, Antarktikstur, Antarktiksturmvogel, Grauweißer Sturmvogel, Weißflügel-Sturmvogel

Common Names in Hungarian:

antarktiszi hojsza

Common Names in Italian:

Petrello antartico, Procellaria antartica

Common Names in Japanese:

nankyokufurumakamome, ナンキョクフルマカモメ

Common Names in Latin:

Thalassoica antarctica

Common Names in Lithuanian:

Pietinis kvailelis

Common Names in Norwegian:

Antarktispetrell

Common Names in Polish:

Fulmar południowy, petrel antarktyczny

Common Names in Portuguese:

Pintado-antárctico

Common Names in Russian:

Антарктический Буревестник

Common Names in Slovak:

Fulmar strieborný, fulmar tmavochrbtý

Common Names in Spanish:

Petrel antártico

Common Names in Spanish (Argentine):

Petrel antártico

Common Names in Spanish (Chile):

Petrel antártico

Common Names in Swedish:

Antarktispetrell

Description

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Physical Description

Adult : Head : brown Sides: paler brown Bill: black Neck: Throat : sides paler brown Body: Back: brown Underparts: white Legs : Foot Color: yellowish Wings : Secondaries: white with brown tips Tail: white with brown-tip.

Habitat

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,503 meters (0 to -18,054 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .

Ecology: The Antarctic Petrel nests on snow-free cliffs and rock faces . Nesting sites are mostly coastal or on offshore islands, but it has been found to nest up to 250 km inland. The diet of this species is comprised mostly of krill, but also fish and squid. Prey is obtained mostly by surface-seizing but diving from the air and surface is also seen1.

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List of Habitats :

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Thalassoica antarctica (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Recognized by these authorities: African Bird Club Checklist 2004: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist August 2005: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2007: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist January 2008: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist May 2009: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2010: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · BirdLife International Checklist: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Christidis and Boles : Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Clements Checklist: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · eBird: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Howard and Moore: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · IOC World Bird List: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Sibley and Monroe: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · South American Classification Committee: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Zoonomen: Thalassoica antarctica

Recognized by these authorities: African Bird Club Checklist 2004: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist August 2005: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2007: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist January 2008: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist May 2009: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · African Bird Club Checklist March 2010: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · BirdLife International Checklist: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Christidis and Boles: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Clements Checklist: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · eBird: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Howard and Moore: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · IOC World Bird List: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Sibley and Monroe: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · South American Classification Committee: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Zoonomen: Thalassoica antarctica

Recognized by these authorities: African Bird Club: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · BirdLife International Checklist: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Christidis and Boles: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Clements Checklist: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · eBird: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Howard and Moore: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Handbook of the Birds of the World: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · IOC World Bird List: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Sibley and Monroe: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · South American Classification Committee: Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) · Zoonomen: Thalassoica antarctica

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Thalassoica

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T. antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 10, 2008:

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Footnotes

  1. Mean = -2,826.570 meters (-9,273.524 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,445.570 based on 7,217 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. BirdLife International 2009. Thalassoica antarctica. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-07-15