General Description

Head and neck black. Back chequered black and white. Wings white with broad black margins. Bill black. Body up to 40 cm long, wing span to 90 cm.


These fast-flying petrels follow ships and sometimes gather food near shore. They breed on Antarctic shores and sub-Antarctic islands.


Sub-Antarctic islands and coasts of southern continents, a vagrant in northern hemisphere areas.


Coastlines, large bays and open seas.

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