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Petrel, Trindade
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pterodroma arminjoniana
Africa, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Brazil, Central America and Caribbean, Chile, Europe, Global, Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius, Melanesia, Mexico, New York, North America, North Carolina, Polynesia, Portugal, Reunion, Solomon Islands, South America, United States, Uruguay, Virginia, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
Related Reading
Luigi et al. (2008) have revised the previous population estimate of 15,000 individuals globally (Brooke 2004) to just 1,130 indviduals. ...
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The petrel has various color morphs: dark and light, as well as intermediates between the two. There are two separate populations, one occurring in the south Pacific, sometimes seen in Hawaii; the other occurring in the south Atlantic, nesting off Brazil, with regular sightings in the Gulf Stream off the southeastern United States. The little-known Pacific subspecies Pterodroma (arminjoniana) heraldica may be a distinct species (confusingly also called Herald Petrel). It uses oceanic islands and atolls, nesting on cliff ledges, ridges or rocky slopes. On some islands, nesting birds are threatened by feral cats and rats. ...
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