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
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RangeCircumpolar; 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 25-40°S 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 30°S s. to the edge of the pack ice at 55°S, off the coasts of Chile and Peru (n. to 6°S, the n. limit of the Humboldt Current, Pacific Ocean), Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil (n. to Bahia), Namibia, South Africa (n. to 20°S 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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