southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus), Yalour Island, Antarctica

southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus), Yalour Island, Antarctica Stock Photo

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B.O'Kane / Alamy Stock Photo

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2510 x 3364 px | 21.3 x 28.5 cm | 8.4 x 11.2 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

4 February 2015


Yalour Island, Antarctica

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The southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as the Antarctic giant petrel, giant fulmar, stinker, and stinkpot, is a large seabird of the southern oceans. Its distribution overlaps broadly with the similar northern giant petrel, though it overall is centered slightly further south. Adults of the two species can be separated by the colour of their bill-tip: greenish in the southern and reddish in the northern. The range of this bird is quite large as it ranges from Antarctica to the subtropics of Chile, Africa, and Australia, and has an occurrence range of 36, 000, 000 km2

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