NORTHERN GIANT PETREL

(Macronectes halli)

Also known as Hall's Giant Petrel (H) (C)

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Roberts VI / VII 18 / 501
Clements 2000 11.0020
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-2

 

The size of a small albatross (80 cm to 95 cm) found throughout the southern oceans but generally breeds more northerly than the S Giant Petrel. A more common non breeding visitor to SA waters than the Southern Giant Petrel.

 

List of Stamps showing Northern Giant Petrel

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Austalian Antarctic Territories 0092   1992 85c
Tristan da Cunha 0222 0224 1977 3p
Tristan da Cunha 0473 0468 1989 5p

Note Tristan da Cunha SG 222 is identified as Macronectes giganteus
 (Southern Giant Petrel) on the stamp.   The illustration is of a Northern Giant Petrel