Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Cape Petrel
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Pintado Petrel, Cape Pigeon, Pied Petrel, Spotted Petrel, Black-and-white Petrel, Cape Fulmar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeCircumpolar; Southern Ocean; S. Atlantic Ocean; S. Pacific n. along coast of South America to the Equator; S. Indian Ocean;
(1) South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney, South Shetland, Bouvet, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard, Macquarie, Peter Is., and Balleny Is., Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula.
(2) Snares, Antipodes, Bounty, Campbell Is. In the summer, disperses s. of 51°S in the sw. Atlantic Ocean and 60°S to 63°S elsewhere.
During the winter, disperses n. in the Atlantic Ocean off South America to Argentina and Uruguay n. to Rio de Janeiro and Cape Frio, Brazil (23°S), in mid-ocean n. to 24°S to 27°S and to South Africa, Namibia and Angola (15°S to 20°S) off w. Africa. Disperses n. in the Indian Ocean to ex. s. Mozambique (Beira, 20°S), s. Madagascar, in mid-ocean n. to 18°S to 24°S and to Carnarvon, c. Western Australia (24°S), off South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales off Wollongong to s. Queensland (27°S) and Tasmania and in the Tasman Sea to New Zealand (North and South Islands). Disperses across the Pacific Ocean in mid-ocean n. to 19°S to 31°S and w. to the coast of South America off Ecuador (Galapagos Is. w. to at least 106°W and 0° to 12°S along the South Equatorial Current), Peru (Punta Parinas, 5°S) and Chile.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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