KERGUELEN PETREL

(Pterodroma brevirostris)

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Roberts VI / VII 27 / 510
Clements 2000 11.0180
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-8

 

A smallish bird (33 cm) distributed throughout the southern oceans, breeding on several islands. A rare vagrant to the south western Cape and Natal. It is attracted to ships. It dives from the surface for food (mainly cephalopods)

 

List of Stamps showing Kerguelen Petrel

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Tristan da Cunha 0225 0227 1977 10p
Tristan da Cunha 0833   2005 1p