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Southern Giant-Petrel

(Macronectes giganteus)
Alternate name(s): "Giant Fulmar*", "Mother Carey's Goose*", "Nelly*", "Stinker*", "Stinkpot"
Size: 80-100 cm; wing span 1.8-2.1 m

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Southern Giant-Petrel at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

White morphology

ADULT

Near-lateral view of an adult Southern Giant-Petrel, partly obscured by an immature bird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

Lateral view of an adult Southern Giant-Petrel (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, December 1993]

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