ANTARCTIC PETREL

(Thalassoica antarctica)

 

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Roberts VI / VII 20 / 503
Clements 2000 11.0050
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-5

 

A medium sized bird (about 45 cm) which lives in the extreme southern oceans, generally on the open sea and pack-ice. It is a very rare vagrant to SA waters. It lives off krill, some cephalopods, fish and offal

 

List of Stamps showing Antarctic Petrel

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

British Antarctic Territory 0398   2005 1
French Southern & Antarctic Territory 0099   1975 50c
New Zealand 1573   1990 40c
Ross Dependency 0051 0048 1997 $1.20